Imaginova AS

Design based innovation and solutions

Main business is producing 3D content and visual effects for the game industry

 

We also design and build drones, and offer assistance along this process, including 3D printout for custom modules.


2 images below: Spaceships designed for the Age of Space game. Image courtesy: Podpal Games
 
 

VIDEO SAMPLE


Sample from Imaginova AS production by Andreas Fjell on Vimeo. It shows the Independence Day Alien Attacker. It is placed in the Spark game engine made by Unknown Worlds Entertainment. The hangar scene is modeled from the Independence Day movie.


 
 

3D DESIGN


Samples from Imaginova production of 3D designs on Sketchfab by Andreas Fjell

Modeling and texturing by Andreas Fjell, designed by Mike Schovitz the great and powerful. Desert materials by Silusanders, Nicolas Millot, mottomo.jk, and gametextures.com. See Andreas' blog why he created this model and how he did it


This model is inspired by the MadMax movies. All vehicles used in the movies were real functioning monster trucks. This MadMax Texas Ranger however is fiction, but could actually have been used as one of the vehicles.


The model below is a concept fighter as a fictional cold-war era interceptor/re-entry vehicle. The shape is designed as a mix of the NASA space shuttle, the North American X-15 and the Lockheed SR-71. I have compromised on what looked realistic and what just looked cool from a games/sci-fi perspective.


The Vampire jet fighter was used by Royal Norwegian Air Force from 1948 to 1955. This type is actually flown by Knut T. Fjell, Andreas' grandfather!


This steam locomotive is inspired by an LP cover artwork on a Motorhead album released in 1986. The design emerged from scratch, as a fusion of steam engine research and artistic freedom.


Here is the Independence Day Alien Attacker, as it appeared in the movie. Have a look at the VIDEO SAMPLE page to see a clip of the Alien Attacker in its right environment.






 
 


3D PRINTING


Imaginova AS offers 3D printout services. It is a simple and effective way of demonstrating your idea, or to test prototypes that do not need metal strength. We offer assistance along your design path, from idea to printed model. Visit the contact page to make a request on how to proceed.

The Ultimaker2


Ultimaker2 3D printer

See how it works




Independence Day 3D Print Timelapse. The Ultimaker2 is a well proven and reliable printer for 3D printing up to 20x21x23cm prototypes. In most cases, smaller models is more than enough for illustrating your design ideas.

 
 


DRONE DESIGN


Imaginova AS design drones. We develop concept drones for specific purposes, and make prototypes to match specific requirements. Physical implementations is a mix of purchaced standard parts and custom 3D designed printouts.

Avioni central hub print


Imaginova uses 3D printing to implement our drone prototype. The image below shows the central hub, which will hold the autonomous Avioni flight electronics.

Avioni drone central hub

Avioni engine fuselage


The engine fuselages holds the propulsion system. The coffee cup gives a hint of the size, and its contents was important during the design process :-)

Avioni engine fuselage

Avioni central components assembly


Basic components installed: PixRacer flight controller, GPS/Glonass, FrSky receiver, Telemetry, FPV (First Person View) camera and transmitter.

Avioni central hub assembly

Why not making your own drone? While building Avioni, I collected some bookmarks useful for drone building. Be welcome, if you need it - use it!

FrSky S.Port signals test rig


"With a litte help from my friend" Here: Verifying correct signals and power consumption for the central module before finalizing wiring and connections.

FrSky S.Port signals test rig
 
 


IMAGINOVA RACING


One of Imaginova AS leisure activities is Circuit Racing.

It's the perfect way of NOT to think about work related problems when at the circuit.

You simply can't!


Here at Arctic Circle Raceway, Mo i Rana, the best racing circuit in Northern Europe
Imaginova@MoiRana

Images below from Cartagena: Courtesy Yngvar Brekke
Imaginova@Cartagena Imaginova@Cartagena Imaginova@Cartagena
4 wheels are safer, so we have also tried Audi Experience Day at Silverstone.

There were a lot of people there from other companies that also needed a "day off" from the daily threadmill.

There are alternatives in Norway, so why not go for it! Both VĂ„lerbanen and Rudskogen offer events that will make you smile.

Imaginova@Silverstone
 
 


ABOUT IMAGINOVA AS


Imaginova AS was founded May 27, 2016 and is located in Trondheim, Norway. Depending on workload, we work either in the Work-Work co-working space in the center of Trondheim, or from home. Work-Work is the ideal place for creative work, co-working with innovative people mastering cross disciplinary skills like 3D design, visual arts, movie making, gaming design, IT communication, marketing, economy and more ...

If we need to make some "physical stuff" like electronics or 3D printouts in our work, the Hackheim community is an invaluable resource which is located in the ground floor. We hire a seat here, and can collaborate with them to make (IoT) electronics and mechanical prototypes. This is invaluable for our drone design activities, which comprises both.

Andreas at Work-Work

Andreas Fjell


Visual Design artist, with specialization within Digital Special Effects and Computer Graphics Imagery. He produces 3D design and visual effects, targeted for the gaming industry, currently for the Age of Space game, via his Fjell3D sole proprietorship. Andreas can contribute in 3D design targeted for 3D printout, and also assist in film recording and production.

Background: Bachelor (Hons) in Digital Visual Effects from University of Hertfordshire, UK.

Knut-Olav Fjell


Concept developer and Imaginova Manager, responsible for economy, administration, marketing and WEB pages. Can assist with idea development and design based innovation concepts and 3D CAD content integration issues.

Background: NTNU Cybernetics. Practice: Instrumentation systems, GIS, Oil&Gas value chain, Work processes, Industrial Gaming, 3D Design and Visualization.

Imaginova is ready to work on both short and long term projects. Visit the contact page to initiate a request.
 


Contact page


AndreasAndKnutOlav
  Andreas (left) | Knut-Olav
(+NO) 405-16-339 | 480-34-981




Our contributions rely on design based innovation


  • Collaboration on design solutions to specific challenges
  • Visual demonstration of conceptual design solutions
  • Production modeling 3D content for the game industry
  • Verifying design ideas by physical 3D printouts
  • Contribute in design and assembly of drone concepts

We can also assist in activities related to

  • Video footage recording
  • Visual effects design (VFX)
  • Music video and vignette production

Send us a message to get in touch,
or just call to discuss a project.
Screenshot example of Andreas 3D design content production for the Age of Space game.


Image courtesy: Podpal Games