Geekery: The Blackbird Can Be Any Car You Want

blackbird car morph

This unassuming vehicle is a fully adjustable rig that can mimic any car on the market. Any. Car.

The Mill, a VFX studio out of London, has joined fabricator JemFX to build the Blackbird – the rig that can imitate the motion and be skinned as any car. It has an adjustable chassis that can be extended or shortened to match a wheel base, and the suspension can be adjusted to various heights and how the rig handles. It’s loaded with a camera array with heavy duty stabilizers, and can be outfitted with motion capture equipment.

All it needs is a wheel swap, some length/height adjustments, and some CG and it can go from being a Chevy Spark to a Lamborghini Aventador.

It’s currently being shopped as a tool for advertising, but it has huge potential in movies and games.

To learn more go here.


I’ll never believe a car commercial again – how about you?

  • Gideon Ernesto

    Well it’s not like food in advertisement is really edible, so why have a real car right?
    Cool tech, can’t deny that.

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    I bet it can’t simulate an early 80s Ford Fiesta with a bent steering column and two bald tyres.

  • JP

    This would probably be cheaper than trying to get a McLaren for whatever someone wants to do.

  • Countdiscount

    Not nearly geeky enough for BoLS.

    I expected it to simulate a Rhino STC or something

  • petrow84

    But can it emulate a Fiat 126p? The chassis itself is bigger than the whole car itself!

  • euansmith

    Is this an evil Deceptacon or an heroic Autobot?

    Whichever, it is pretty darn cool. The 360 degree camera producing the reflection maps is very clever.

  • kaptinscuzgob

    being kotaku again? wont end well