Google May Have Struck Gold With ZYNC

Google announced today it has acquired cloud-based renderer and storage service company, ZYNC for an undisclosed amount. Currently, ZYNC supports Maya, Nuke, V-Ray, Mental Ray and Arnold for Maya. The app provides scalable computing, licensing, storage and data transfer with native plug-ins that let you begin renders directly from within your application. ZYNC also has also been partnering with Shotgun to provide integration between the two apps. ZYNC is only five years old, but in that time has logged around 6.5 million hours of video rendering, which includes VFX-heavy films like Flight, American Hustle, and Star Trek Into Darkness. Both the numbers and titles suggest the popularity of cloud-based rendering services in general and remote collaboration that continues to grow within the world-wide VFX industry. Google's interest in ZYNC only solidifies, if not helps ensure, the continuation of this trend. The fact that Autodesk acquired Shotgun last June creates an interesting point of contact between Google and the software giant. Just sayin'.... Below is ZYNC's Quick Platform Overview to give you a demonstration of how the software is used.
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