Google Acquires ‘Star Trek’ VFX Effects Company Zync

Zync is known for its work on “Looper” and “Star Trek: Into Darkness”

Last Updated: August 26, 2014 @ 11:22 AM

Google just acquired visual effects compnay Zync, a cloud rendering company with credits such as “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Looper” under its belt.

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but the tech giant announced that Zync will be added to its Google Cloud Platform team.

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Zync’s platform is known for allowing FX artists to work in the cloud, permitting them to render high-quality effects without expensive equipment.

“Together  Zync and Cloud Platform will offer studios the rendering performance and capacity they need, while helping them manage costs,” Google product manager Belwadi Srikanth noted in a blog post. “For example, with per-minute billing studios aren’t trapped into paying for unused capacity when their rendering needs don’t fit in perfect hour increments.”