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Google Cloud Announces Major Zync Render Update

Version 2.0 rewrite of cloud-hosted rendering platform provides faster job startup, increased scalability and up to 48,000 CPU render cores.

Google Cloud has announced Zync Render version 2.0 on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), the company’s cloud-hosted rendering platform that helps visual effects and animation studios realize their creative vision. Zync Render has been used to render everything from major Hollywood feature films and TV advertising to brand design.

As a result of several months spent optimizing the system’s core engineering infrastructure, the new update includes a complete Google-native rewrite of the application so GCP can provide users with faster job start-up times and increased compute scalability.

Key new features of Zync version 2.0 on GCP include:

  • Up to 48,000 CPU rendering cores, allowing even the largest jobs to compute quickly and efficiently
  • Set usage quotas on a per-site, per-project and per-user basis, giving more control to larger organizations with multiple locations and artists
  • Support for Chaos Group’s V-Ray for Maxon Cinema 4D, one of the most popular renderers on the Maxon platform
  • Price reduction for all V-Ray supported offerings by up to 37 percent for more cost-effective project rendering on Google Cloud

Zync takes advantage of the multitude of GPU offerings available on GCP. It works with some of the leading software vendors of GPU rendering technology so users can render using more high-performing cloud resources for better performance than what they could typically achieve on-premises.

Learn more about Zync Render here. To try cloud rendering on GCP, sign up for a free trial.

Source: Google Cloud