Anarkik3D Seeks Crowdfunding to Launch 3D Printing Software for Artists

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We’ve featured crowdfunding proposals in the past, but this one is truly original. Anarkik3D is a software-hardware combination that empowers artists to digitally design the natural way: by hand.

Ann Marie Shillito, CEO and Founder of the Edinburgh-based startup, narrates the video on IndieGoGo. The visuals are fantastic. Be sure to watch the video below.

Here are the key pitch points:

  • Funding target: £120,000 by June 27.
  • Software: Similar to TinkerCAD, Sketchup, and 123D, the Anarkik 3D Design studio can be used to create designs that can be manufactured using 3D printing.
  • Hardware: Anarkik 3D Design (formerly Cloud9) employs a haptic device, which is like a 3D mouse with force feedback. This lets a designer manipulate the software as if she is truly working with physical material. ”As an artist and designer, it’s really important to have touch as sensory feedback in addition to sight. Cloud9 allows you to feel the object change in more than one dimension.” – Farah Bandookwala, 3D Artist
  • Objectives: Cloud9 is already usable software. This funding goal will be used to fix the bugs, add more features, hire new programmers, and expand internationally.

Visit their crowdfunding page on IndieGoGo for details on their perks to contributors. Good luck to Anarkik3D!

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2 Responses to Anarkik3D Seeks Crowdfunding to Launch 3D Printing Software for Artists

  1. Thank you so much for featuring us here and raising awareness about our crowdfunding campaign and our remarkable software/hardware 3D modelling package. Anarkik 3D Design (Cloud9) is very different from most of the standard 3D design software in that the defaults are emphatically free form and non prescriptive. The constraint functions are there but not imposed. This approach enables play, exploration and serendipity. And its fun to use. More videos here and here:

  2. [...] reviewed Autodesk 123D, Sketchup and Tinkercad and later featured Anarkik3D, a crowdfunding hopeful. Although SketchUp was not necessarily the best design software for 3D [...]

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