The Mill Launches Interactive BLACKBIRD VR Experience Exclusively on Steam

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The Mill BLACKBIRD is a fully adjustable car rig that creates photoreal CG cars in a virtual environment
The Mill Launches Interactive BLACKBIRD VR Experience Exclusively on Steam

Mill Auto announces the release of a brand new VR experience that allows users to get ‘hands on’ with The Mill BLACKBIRD, the world’s first fully adjustable car rig that creates photoreal, CG cars.

Users can inspect every component of the multi-award winning production tool in VR and explore each of its bespoke functions via an interactive guided tour. 

As the BLACKBIRD is currently based in LA, this immersive experience provides an opportunity for people everywhere to trial the technology, without the actual rig having to be present. 

The Mill BLACKBIRD is a fully adjustable car rig that creates photoreal CG cars.

Automotive content had often been dictated or hampered by car availability, model revisions, limited access to locations and footage that can quickly become irrelevant. 



The BLACKBIRD  is able to quickly transform its chassis to match the exact length and width of almost any car. Powered by an electric motor, it can be programmed to imitate acceleration curves and gearing shifts and the adjustable suspension alters ride height, rigidity and dampening to replicate typical driving characteristics.

Whether for automotive content or visualising the latest advances in car design, The Mill BLACKBIRD inspires and expands creative opportunities, offering a truly flexible production tool without sacrificing any quality or directio

Users can choose from a range of models to build their own car in VR and select a piece of running footage to create a unique BLACKBIRD experience.

The Mill’s Executive Vice President Alistair Thompson states ‘​ Not everyone can get to see the BLACKBIRD in action so we are thrilled to be able bring it to life virtually for a wider audience. It is also great fun to take a closer look in VR at how it works and what it can do. We hope you enjoy!’

The BLACKBIRD VR experience requires a HMD to view. It is currently compatible with HTC Vive​ or the O​culus Rift​. You can access the experience exclusively through the Steam store. Full minimum requirements for the experience are laid out in the Steam page. 

How to download:

  • Open and login to Steam
  • Follow the link to the Blackbird VR Experience Steam page, or simply search for it on Steam
  • Click ‘play game’ on the steam page which will download it to your Steam library
  • Once downloaded, hit play and put on your headset!


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