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The Mill Launches ‘Mill Scout’ AR Virtual Production App

Creatives can now visualize CGI objects immediately, allowing for increased flexibility on-set; portability of app allows it to be easily accessed from anywhere.

The Mill has announced the launch of its latest virtual production tool, Mill Scout; an augmented reality (AR) application for smartphones and tablets that can assist directors, creatives and visual effects supervisors visualize CGI characters and objects live on-set, in-situ through the director’s lens.

In the past, creative teams have been unable to visualize CGI objects until after the shoot during the post-production process. Mill Scout enables immediate visualization of any object during filming that has been preloaded onto the app. By using the app to place CGI objects into real-world environments, creative teams are now able to tailor shots to VFX specifics, offering increased creative flexibility during the on-set direction process.

Mill Scout been used successfully by directors and visual effects supervisors for projects involving brands such as Lexus, Honda, and PlayStation.

The app runs completely standalone on iPhone, iPad, and Android, with no other dependencies on hardware, keeping the app portable and easily accessible from anywhere. Assets prepped using any 3D software can be uploaded into the app, which was built using Unity and Apple’s AR kit.

Mill Scout is available to any creative teams working in collaboration with The Mill.

Source: The Mill