Merlin System

Merlin System

Merlin PC

Merlin PC

Merlin Warpcenter

Merlin Warpcenter

Merlin Connect

Merlin Connect

Merlin Printer

Merlin Printer

Merlin Scheme

Merlin Scheme

Merlin Coach

Merlin Coach

Merlin Background

Merlin Background

Merlin Smartguide Illustrations
Project Type: 3D models used in illustrations
Software: Modeled and rendered in trueSpace; composited in PhotoShop
©1996 IBM

The swirly illustration (the first one) was re-created with 3D models and PhotoShop to be a copy of the Merlin software packaging illustration created by another designer.

Marvin the Martian's Ship

Marvin the Martian’s Ship

Marvin the Martian’s ship (of my design) lands on Mars
Project Type: 3D Modeling, school project
Software: Modeled, rendered and animated in Lightwave
©1999 Marilyn Fenn

A ship for Marvin of my own design, animated.  

Click the image to view the all-too brief, unfinished Marvin’s ship animation.  (opens as mpeg file in new tab or window).  This looks pretty primitive compared to today’s standards, and is quite pixelated from multiple file compressions.

 

Lighthouse animation

Lighthouse animation

Project Type: 3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in trueSpace
© 1998 IBM

IBM Globe Logon Animation

IBM Globe Logon Animation

Project Type: 3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in trueSpace
© 1998 IBM

Merlin hard drive

Merlin hard drive

Merlin hard drive installation animations
Project Type:
3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in trueSpace
© 1996 IBM

This was a series of 6 little animations that led the user through the installation process.

Merlin CDrom

Merlin CDrom

Merlin label

Merlin label

Merlin printer

Merlin printer

Merlin password

Merlin password

Merlin internet

Merlin internet

Pergola 3D Design

Pergola 3D Design

Project Type: 3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in AC3D
© 2009 Marilyn Fenn

I came up with this design for a pergola we were getting ready to have built on a new deck. It came out pretty much exactly as designed! Imagine that. 🙂

Imagining Pergola Built Onto House

Visualizing the pergola model as it might be built onto the house

Pergola as Built Onto House

The pergola as built

Marvin the Martian 3D model

Marvin the Martian 3D model

Marvin the Martian, based on a small plastic bendable figure
Project Type: 3D Modeling, school project
Software: Modeled and rendered in Lightwave
© 1998 Marilyn Fenn

Marvin the Martian's Ship

Marvin the Martian’s Ship

Marvin the Martian’s ship (of my design) lands on Mars
Project Type: 3D Modeling, school project
Software: Modeled, rendered and animated in Lightwave
© 1999 Marilyn Fenn

A ship for Marvin of my own design.  Yes, trigonometry was involved (as was my husband to do the trig). 

View the all-too brief, unfinished Marvin’s ship animation.  (opens as mpeg file in new tab or window).  This looks pretty primitive compared to today’s standards, and is quite pixelated from multiple file compressions.
Marvin the Martian's Gun

Marvin the Martian’s Gun

Marvin the Martian’s gun
Project Type: 3D Modeling, school project
Software: Modeled and rendered in Lightwave
© 1999 Marilyn Fenn

GSO Welcome 3D model and illustration

GSO Welcome 3D model and illustration

Project Type: 3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in trueSpace
© 1997 IBM

I modeled the globe, lockbox and key for a welcome screen illustration.

GSO (Global Sign-On) Keys 3D Model

GSO (Global Sign-On) Keys 3D Model

Project Type: 3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in trueSpace
© 1997 IBM

I modeled several keys from my own keychain and animated them for this project.  

Merlin System PC 3D model

Merlin System PC 3D model

Project Type: 3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in trueSpace
© 1999 IBM

I modified my existing PC model for several illustrations and logon animations for another project; a very useful model to have when you work at a computer company.

Here are a few of several illustrations and animations that used these models:

Merlin Install

Merlin Install

Merlin Easy Install

Merlin Easy Install

Merlin Remote Install

Merlin Remote Install

GSO (Global Sign-On) PC and Desk 3D Model

GSO (Global Sign-On) PC and Desk 3D Model

Project Type: 3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in trueSpace
© 1997 IBM

I created some models of books, a mug, a desk, and a mouse pad to add to the model of the PC I had already made for another project.

Laptop 3D Model

Laptop 3D Model

Project Type: 3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in trueSpace
© 1999 IBM

For this new project, I also modeled a laptop, telephone, modem, phone poles, and more.

Here are more of the illustrations for this project:

Merlin Connect

Merlin Connect

Merlin Remote Phone

Merlin Remote Phone

DSS Client

DSS Client

DSS server

DSS server

DSS Time server

DSS Time server

DSS Directory Server

DSS Directory Server

DSS Security server

DSS Security Server

DSS Registry

DSS Registry

DSS Client and Servers
Project Type: 3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in trueSpace
© 1996 IBM

I used trueSpace to model the various parts — PC, server, clock, book, lock, and pen — early in my 3D modeling career.  This was back when high-resolution was 480 x 640 or some such silliness; therefore, these are the largest images I have of them!  Sigh.

DCE Network6 3D Model

DCE Network 3D Model

DCE Network Domains 3D Models

DCE Network Domains 3D Models

DCE Domain

DCE Domain

DCE Network 3D Model

DCE Network 3D Model

DCE Network2 3D Model

DCE Network 3D Model

DCE Network7 3D Model

DCE Network 3D Model

DCE Network10 3D Model

DCE Network 3D Model

DCE Network11 3D Model

DCE Network 3D Model

DCE Network12 3D Model

DCE Network 3D Model

DCE Network13 3D Model

DCE Network 3D Model

 

DCE Networks
Project Type: 3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in trueSpace
© 1999 IBM

I was able to take the PCs and servers previously modeled for another project, tweak them, and re-use them in these illustrations.  Then all I had to do was model some castles and connections, and create the different environments.

I found some rough versions of these models that were used in a manual.  I believe I’ve lost the original good quality files, but you can get an idea of how they were used in the slideshow below.

Dce Network 1 Dce Network 2 Dce Network 3 Dce Network 4 Dce Network 5 Dce Network 6 Dce Network 7 Dce Network 8
Domain 3D Model

Domain 3D Model

Printer 3D Model

Printer 3D Model

Print Server 3D Model

Print Server 3D Model

Printer

Printer 3D Model

DCE Help Illustrations
Project Type: 3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in trueSpace, composited in PhotoShop
© 1999 IBM

3D model of a combination lock

3D model of a combination lock

3D Model of a Combination Lock
Project Type:
3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in trueSpace
© 1996 IBM

3D model of a squeezebox

3D model of a squeezebox

Squeezebox
Project Type: 3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in trueSpace
©1997 Marilyn Fenn

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