The Mill BLACKBIRD, A Fully Adjustable Car Rig for Creating CG Cars in Film and Advertising

The Mill BLACKBIRD is a new fully adjustable car rig for creating CG cars for the advertising industry. The goal of the BLACKBIRD is to eliminate the need for specific physical cars on commercial sets, allowing creatives to shoot a real car and skin it later in the editing process.

The BLACKBIRD can adjust its length by up to four feet and width by ten inches. The wheels can be replaced with whatever tire fits the actual car, and its electric engine can be programmed to behave like the engine in the actual car’s engine.

The Mill has created The Mill BLACKBIRD, the first fully adjustable car rig that creates photoreal CG cars – it’s a car rig that can be shot at any time, in any location, without the need to rely on a physical car. Created in collaboration with JemFX, Performance Filmworks and Keslow, Mill Blackbird inspires and expands creative opportunities, offering a truly flexible production tool without sacrificing any quality or direction.

The Mill BLACKBIRD Silhouette

The Mill BLACKBIRD Swatches

Glen Tickle
Glen Tickle

Amelia's dad. Steph's husband. Writer, comedian, gentleman. Good at juggling, bad at chess.