Google acquires ZYNC

Google has acquired ZYNC, a visual effect and design company.

For ZYNC, two things will always remain the same in visual effects and design – project schedules fluctuate and the effort to get to final is impossible to predict accurately. ZYNC was developed as a mission critical in-house tool to address these very issues. Our users require flexible solutions that allow greater creative freedoms while decreasing long term overhead or start up costs.

Since its inception at visual effects studio ZERO VFX, nearly 5 years ago, ZYNC was designed to not only leverage the benefits and flexibilities inherent in cloud computing but to offer this in a user-friendly package. Pairing this history with the scale and reliability of Google Cloud Platform will help ZYNC offer an even better service to its customers – including more scalability, more host packages and better pricing (including per-minute billing).

To date ZYNC has been used as the render solution on over a dozen feature films and hundreds of commercials totaling over 6.5 million core hours completed. From projects of all sizes.

ZYNC provides scalable compute, licensing, storage and data transfer all in a lightweight installable application. Our native plug-ins allow you to kick renders off from directly within our supported host applications. Our forward facing web-based management tools offer traditional render process controls for all cloud-based assets, allowing you to monitor in real-time exactly what’s going on with your jobs and troubleshoot any issues.

ZYNC was designed to work within your existing internet bandwidth. By provisioning storage and keeping a copy of your rendered files and assets on the cloud, file I/O is efficiently managed to ensure you are only using the data that is necessary to render images.

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