The Blackbird: A Shape-shifting Chameleon car from The Mill

GIF Blackbird by The Mill VFX Technology Car

Imagine a car with chameleon like abilities - this is it. A visual effects solution for automotive advertising, for a problem most manufacturers likely didn't even realize existed. This is very clever idea that frankly, we all should've thought up sooner! The technology required to do this has been around, it just took someone thinking side-ways to put it all together into something useful.


The Mill's Blackbird car that can be any car it wants to
The Mill's Blackbird car that can be any car it wants to
As The Mill explains in their video below, they have created a fully adjustable "car" which can be made to handle similarly enough to any road going vehicle, including adjustable wheelbase and suspension.

Blackbird car with adjustable wheelbase and suspension
Blackbird car with adjustable wheelbase and suspension
The Blackbird is an all black tube-frame chassis that can have any digital asset overlain onto it, The Mill then uses it's laser scanning system and camera array's to map and track the environment around it. This also enables full VR capabilities.

Blackbird uses cameras and laser scanning to create a digital environment
Blackbird uses cameras and laser scanning to create a digital environment
The Blackbird can shape shift into anything really, and do anything on screen. The Mill has done something truly special here, and again, it has nothing to do with the technology they've mashed together, and everything to do with the way they've presented the ability. This simplicity, just Awesome.




Video from The Mill: Blackbird