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This article was published on August 26, 2014


Google acquires visual effects rendering service Zync Render for its Cloud Platform

Google acquires visual effects rendering service Zync Render for its Cloud Platform Image by: AFP/Getty Images
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Google has announced the acquisition of Zync Render, a scalable computing service for visual effects, and will integrate it with Google Cloud Platform.

Zync Render offered movie studios the extra rendering capacity they needed when wrapping up big projects like Star Trek Into Darkness or Looper. Zync says the move to Google will help it achieve lower prices, per-minute billing, better scalability and more host packages.

These are some of the movies Zync helped render, as listed on its website:

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Zync Render

Thumbnail image credit: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/GettyImages