The “Mystique” of automobile world is finally out and it has been named as the “Blackbird”. Capable of changing literally into any kind of chassis, this framework is dedicated towards creation of automotive media. Dimensionally, it has a length of 4-ft and 10-inches in terms of width. It takes in wheels from all kind of manufacturers and the suspension can easily be modified in terms of dampening, rigidity, and height. And that’s not even the best part. The best thing is that it can be programmed to reach the acceleration level and shift points of any kind of vehicle.
This setup has been made to enable filmmakers and ad makers to shoot videos of their car on any location without spending any resources on availing an actual car. You can just load the Blackbird with photorealistic Computer-Generated (CG) renderings during post-production that will form an illusion of a different car. Blackbird is actually capable of a very high dynamic range imagery that can be performed by employing a highly stabilized array of camera and 3D laser scanning. The resulting video can be used in creation of virtual reconstruction of a car’s ambience. These reconstructions play a vital role in creation of more realistic CG renderings and also opens up gates for several other new possibilities for all kind of virtual reality applications.
The Blackbird has been brought forth by “The Mill”, a visual effects and post-production company that has been working in partnership with JemFX, another fabrication and special effects designing company. As the international executive vice-president of the Mill, Alistair Thompson, likes to point out, “We can uniequivocally say that The Mill Blackbird is a tool to solve real problems for the advertising industry. It is no vanity project. It was the genuine needs of our advertising clients that made the Blackbird happen and their constant support and input has shaped its design and made it the game changing innovation that it has become.”