Google builds a cloud-based animation studio, creates on the fly

Google showcased its cloud-rendering & collaboration chops by deploying a cloud-based animation studio, enabling a creative team to design & render this short over three days:

To demonstrate what’s possible, we built an animated short over the course of three days.

To do it, we invited some like-minded artists who share our vision to set up a live cloud-based animation studio on the second floor of Moscone Center. These artists worked throughout the three days of the show to model, animate, and render the spot, and deliver a finished short. […]

We used Zync Render, a Renderfarm-as-a-Service running on GCP that can be deployed in minutes, and works with major 3D applications and renderers. The final piece was rendered in V-Ray for Maya.

Zync is able to deploy up to 500 render workers per project, up to a total of 48,000 vCPUs.

Pretty dope—though in my heart, these dabbing robots won’t ever compete with my then-5yo son Finn as a dancing robot:

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[YouTube 1 & 2]

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