Users can earn up to $800 in render credit on the newly-discounted service; Google also launches the Render More website and a competition giving one lucky artist the chance to have their work featured on the site.
The beta of render service Zync on Google Cloud Platform is now live. Users can earn up to $800 in render credit on the newly-discounted service. Google has also launched the Render More site, along with a competition giving one lucky artist the chance to have Google feature their work. In addition, Zync is announcing the availability of support for Pixar’s RenderMan later this year. See below for more details:
Zync Beta – $800 of Free Credit
Artists who register for an account now will automatically receive $300 in free Google Cloud Platform credit, which can be used for Zync rendering.
In order to promote the launch of the Zync beta, the team has also launched the Render More site, where artists can claim an additional $500 in Google Cloud Platform credit by filling out a form, making for a whopping $800 in free credit.
As part of the launch, Zync is also making price cuts of ~15% to all of its Zync pricing, further enhancing the cost effectiveness of Zync compared to managing on-premises render farms.
Google Launches Render More
Google has launched the Render More site where users can learn more about Zync.
On the Render More site, artists can also find details about an exciting chance to have their work featured as a success story on the Google Media landing page. By creating a render using Zync and uploading it social media using the #RenderMore tag -- or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org -- by December 31, 2015, one artist will have the opportunity to have their work featured on the site. If artists don't have a model to render, they can download the free Fred base model and take him out for a spin.
Zync will continue to work on the platform in the coming months, kicking things off with RenderMan support later this year. See below for a video tutorial on using Zync Render with Autodesk Maya:
Source: Zync Render