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Google is also launching a cloud render service
show user profile  Nanne
Found this article. Looks like Google also want to get involved in cloud rendering. What do to think?

I think I've heard of this Zync company before, so I'm guessing Google bought them, rather then creating anything from scratch.

Kristoffer Helander
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9/7/2015 12:06:21 PM (last edit: 9/7/2015 12:06:21 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
This is why I have been prompting people developing in this field to patent the processes they come up with. At the end of the day, patents are the only way to protect your investment of work.

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9/7/2015 12:11:56 PM (last edit: 9/7/2015 12:41:44 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Patents won't protect you against the likes of Microsoft, Apple or Google.
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9/7/2015 1:13:54 PM (last edit: 9/7/2015 1:13:54 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
True, but at least you then stand a chance of them buying tech off you instead of just copying it.

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9/7/2015 1:20:20 PM (last edit: 9/7/2015 1:20:20 PM)
show user profile  Maybe
some tech is intended to be copied. our stuff for example.

3D web only works if everyone implements to the same standard.

hence patents are not an option.

hence the biz dimension is a bit of a nightmare, hence funding difficulties.

so more of a quest than a biz right now but am having fun so will continue.

yeah, I get my kicks from weird stuff :)

copyright is another form of IP protection.

not stopping anyone else reverse engineering, but want a copy of our implementation, buy a license.

a little off topic, I apologise. you were talking about cloud rendering.
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9/7/2015 1:35:32 PM (last edit: 9/7/2015 1:38:05 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
I wonder what does Marko thinks about this...

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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9/7/2015 7:46:00 PM (last edit: 9/7/2015 7:46:00 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
Patent what? Rendering on a farm?

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
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9/8/2015 1:38:50 PM (last edit: 9/8/2015 1:38:50 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
No, the specific tech setting up and communicating with Amazon islands for rendering integrated with rendering software.

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9/8/2015 1:42:23 PM (last edit: 9/8/2015 1:42:23 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
"I wonder what does Marko thinks about this..."

I think many things...


I'm personally of the belief that a patent is a great way to protect an idea if all you have is a great idea or as a last resort to discouraging someone from directly coping you.

From the time you put something out into the open world, you have 2 years to patent it if you so choose.

To be honest, when Zync is offering $800 of free credit within the first 2 weeks of their beta opening; I wouldn't be too concerned with them having a winning solution that's drawing in so many people that they... well don't have to give money away for people to use it.

If I find that I've done something in a novel enough manner with c2c, I'll very likely patent it.

But more likely than that, I'll make sure our product/service is better than anyone else's...

Speaking of which, I have to continue testing out our new software partners; they make RealFlow and Maxwell. You may have heard of them.

-Marko Mandaric

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9/9/2015 7:13:15 AM (last edit: 9/9/2015 7:21:13 AM)
show user profile  gogodr
I have been looking a little more into zync, and they say that they had their product running for a couple of years now.
Still it works with Maya and Nuke only. (No love for 3DsMax which I hope is still a significant percentage of the cloud rendering clients market)

My curiosity sparked towards your position when presented this new competition (because it is pretty much direct competition within your market), as a software developer myself I would be super stressed right now trying to speed up development of new features. It is Google and competing against google is really the least thing any IT company would want to do.

You still have the edge with c2c, I see you have support for both 3DsMax and Maya with Vray. (And Deadline 7 for task management) and the Coming soon features looks really promising. But I wonder how much will google invest in developing Zync further too.

I'm in awe, not long ago you revealed this project and I truly though it was the best thing ever since cluster rendering. Now Google comes with this and all I can think is "daaaaarn x.x I really would hate to be in your shoes right now" I can only wish c2c the best of luck as for some reason I prefer it. (I might be biased just because c2c feels a little more personal. Like just knowing that you know a guy that browses the same site you do and does awesome stuff in the company your are following is better than just seeing at the big Google corporation face)

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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9/9/2015 8:40:23 AM (last edit: 9/9/2015 8:40:23 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
They don't support Windows... (and won't).

There's a long history on Zync and how they got acquired by Google, and I won't go into detail on what gets said, but none of it paints pretty pictures.

We still offer a better service, and will continue to do so.

-Marko Mandaric

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9/9/2015 9:20:56 AM (last edit: 9/9/2015 9:21:56 AM)
show user profile  gogodr
oh wow, I didn't know that. I right away supposed they supported windows, its very rare to see professional software being mac exclusive.
While I would like to know the story of how Zync got acquired by google, I wouldn't ask you to say anything about it as they are your competition like it or not and it would be just wrong for me to do so.
With all the cards in the table(actually knowing the features of both platforms, what they lack and what they are working to get) as is now c2c looks like the solution to go right now indeed.

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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9/9/2015 9:38:55 AM (last edit: 9/9/2015 9:40:53 AM)
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