Concept Design Team

Design based innovations and solutions

3D content and visual effects for evaluation of new concepts

Afternoon in CryEngine sandbox
Afternoon bay mockup in CryEngine sandbox

  IMAGINOVA offers assistanse within several design arenas. We do also have internal projects. As an example, we have developed, designed, 3D printed, manufactured and flown our own autonomous drone.

IMAGINOVA can assist within a range of creative design processes, including 3D prints of customer design concepts and constructions.



The following 3D artwork designs are samples from IMAGINOVA, made by designer Andreas Fjell All models are currently located on the Sketchfab site.


Maserati Ghibli 1970

Model by Andreas Fjell. The car was produced by Italian manufacturer Maserati and designed by the legendary master of car design, Giorgetto Giugiaro. It was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in 1966, with production lasting until 1973 with 1170 coupes and 125 spyder versions built. The Ghibli is regarded not just as one of Giugiaro’s most beautiful designs, but one of the most significant automobile designs of the postwar era. The name Ghibli derives from a stormy Egyptian desert wind.

Sea Wraith

Andreas comments: “The Sea Wraith is a VTOL close air support vehicle developed for coastal defense and carrier escort. FItted with four 40mm autocannons and high-powered jamming systems, it provides the fleet with a strong suite of countermeasures against hostile drone swarms and cruise missiles.” This is a vehicle inspired by classic cold-war era engineering insanity as well as the oddball machines of the Red Alert universe with a dash of the flying contraptions of Studio Ghibli.

Independence Day City Destroyer

Inspired by the Independence Day movie, Andreas has 3D modeled the Independence Day City Destroyer, and animated its terrible death ray weapon. If you want to go straight to it, click the animation arrow button and select the "Animated deathray" annotation. Then, the model will reposition to allow you see it. Fullscreen is really scary. Enjoy!


Ozymandias 2119

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

De Havviland Vampire

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!

The Train of Motorhead

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.

Independence Day Alien Attacker

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.




Spark Engine Machinima: The Attacker

Sample from IMAGINOVA 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.



IMAGINOVA offers 3D prototype 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.


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.



IMAGINOVA design, manufacture and fly our own autonomous drones. We develop prototypes of new concepts for autonomous drones for specific purposes. Physical implementations are a mix of purchased standard "quadcopter" electronics, mechanical parts and our 3D designed and printed custom parts.

The AVIONI (below) is the first of three stages in our drone development plan. It flew its first autonomous mission test Nov. 2, 2020.

Avioni first autonomous flight

Examples of stages in the production is shown in the 4 pictures below.


Avioni central hub

Avioni drone central hub

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

Avioni engine fuselage

Avioni engine fuselage

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


Avioni central hub assembly

Avioni central hub assembly

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

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

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.

Thanks to Harald Horn at for loan of equipment and patience.



Among IMAGINOVA leisure activities is Roadracing. It's the perfect way of NOT to think about work related problems when at the circuit. You simply can't!

The picture right is taken at Arctic Circle Raceway, Mo i Rana, the best racing circuit in Northern Europe. For racing enthusiasts, here is an on-board GoPro recording from the Arctic Championship July 2021 2-lap Sprint run

The Roadracing season often starts at Karlskoga Motorstadion, Sweden april/may. It's weather risky, but worth it, as a good start. (picture below) Early in the season, my Yamaha R6 appears shiny polished and no visual gravel marks yet.
Being chased at Karlskoga Motorstadion
In the winter season, there are other training possibilities, like playing MotoGP21 on Playstation. It's a good way to familiarize itself to a new track. Here is clip from a 3 lap race driving at the famous Mugello MotoGP track. If you rather prefer 4 wheels and rally driving, you can try practicing at Sardegna - Windmills track

Imaginova racing left turn closeup image

Driving Ducati at Mugello.jpg
Once in life you must do the ultimate thing, like driving at the legendary Mugello track. In this case, participating in the Ducati Riding Academy DRE experience. Here, you get the chance to ride a factory new Ducati, guided by world class instructors. I got a Panigale V2, Bayliss signed and numbered bike, as shown in the picture.
Included in the One-to-One course was a personalised video from the one day event.
Imaginova at Audi Experience day at Silverstone, UK.

Car driving is for obvious reasons safer, so we tried Audi Experience Day at Silverstone, UK.

There were a lot of people there from other companies that also needed a "day off" from the daily threadmill. According to their happy faces during the event, we recommend this before contacting a psychotherapist.

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



Imaginova AS was founded May 27, 2016 and is located in Trondheim, Norway. The company is now (by Oct 2023) terminated, and we continue our work on a leisure basis, working with the same activities. Therefore, we now identify us with the name "Imaginova Concept Design Team"
Whenever there is a need for making some "physical stuff" like electronics or 3D printouts, we have the necessary tools to do so at our own premises. This is especially invaluable for our drone design activities, which comprises both. Send us a message to get in touch.


Andreas Fjell

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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 movie recording and production.

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

Knut-Olav Fjell

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Concept developer and Imaginova Manager, responsible for economy, admin, marketing; like this 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.

Andreas and Knut-Olav Fjell working for Imaginova

Markaplassen 40
N-7054 Trondheim
Imaginova E-mail adress

We 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 assist in activities related to

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