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Together with Autodesk, ZYNC Render allows studios of all sizes to tap the computational power and global reach of Google’s infrastructure, directly from the creative tools artists already know and use. Unlock unprecedented scale and cost savings when your project needs it most.

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  • NukeX
  • Vray
  • Arnold
  • RenderMan

About ZYNC

Two things will always remain the same in visual effects and design: project schedules will fluctuate, and the effort to get to final will continue to be 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 them greater creative freedom, while decreasing long term overhead and startup costs.

This is where ZYNC was born and where we live. At the edge of change, bringing unmatched burst capacities to existing facilities and enabling new ways for smaller creative teams to excel. Allowing both groups to deliver higher quality work than they could before while enabling them to build their future organically. To date we’ve been the go-to render solution on over a dozen feature films and hundreds of commercials totaling over 10 million core hours completed.

  • Here Comes the Boom
  • American Hustle
  • The Way Way Back
  • Zookeeper

Nuts and Bolts

We provide 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.

With full Python API access, you can also write directly into our service and ZYNC can support most existing site-specific custom gizmos, tools and scripts.

Supported Software:
  • VRay 2 & 3 for Maya 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Arnold 1.1 & 1.2 for Maya 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Renderman 19 & 20 for Maya 2016
  • Nuke 7, 8, and 9
  • GenArts Sapphire

Additional features we support:

Distributed rendering, job dependencies, references, advanced job monitoring.


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Software (costs are per hour)
Machine Type  Nuke VRay Arnold Renderman
Preemptible  Standard Preemptible Standard Preemptible Standard Preemptible Standard
zync-8vcpu-16gb $0.60 $0.85 $0.63 $0.88 $1.47 $1.72 $0.60 $0.85
zync-16vcpu-32gb $0.98 $1.49 $0.89 $1.40 $1.57 $2.08 $0.70 $1.21
zync-32vcpu-64gb $1.75 $2.76 $1.42 $2.43 $1.78 $2.79 $0.91 $1.92
zync-64vcpu-128gb ALPHA     $2.40 $4.49 $2.12 $4.21 $1.25 $3.34

Billing is done on a per-minute basis per machine, with a minimum of ten minutes.

Storage is $0.20/GB-month.

To calculate approximate compute time required, use our calculator.