A1 For Creatives
The creative arts sector is a valuable asset to the UK economy that should not be underestimated. Indeed this sector is positively contributing to the evolution of the personalised manufacturing trend that is growing — almost visibly before our eyes. A1 Technologies is a passionate advocate of this talent group and works with many individuals that are exploring new technology as a means of expressing their creativity.
The relationship between artistic disciplines and technology is an interesting one and the impact that each has on the other has produced some original and truly inspirational work. The 3D digital technologies supplied by A1 Technologies offers any creative designers and makers access to advanced resources that previously have been restricted to a small minority. For designing organic freeform models using the Chameleon haptic package, reverse engineering historic works of art using laser scanning or producing complex physical models using 3D printing; A1 Technologies offers tailored, integrated solutions for anyone in the creative sector.
Consider 3D design software. For many years now, 3D CAD is the medium of choice for designing digital models in three dimensions. It is a well-understood and widely adopted technology within the engineering community. 3D CAD is a great tool in this respect but even experienced users are not without some complaint(s) due to the copious functions that need to be mastered and constraints within the software that enforce creative limitations. And, it is not cheap.
This is restrictive to say the least.
A1 Technologies has long championed alternatives to 3D CAD for 3D design and in this vein offers the Chameleon 3D design package which includes a 3D mouse, haptics and a 3D organic modelling software suite to enable the user to be free of the constraints of 3D CAD and offer a more creative design process. For CAD refusniks, for those who do not use CAD often enough to be comfortable with the many functions, and indeed for new creatives, Chameleon is a unique, accessible and low cost solution for designing 3D digital models.