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GridMarkets offers a feature, performance and security comparable service to Zync.  Zync users qualify for a 20% bonus on credits purchased during the first 30 days after signup (see "Signup" below).  Our artists and engineers will also provide any assistance needed to transition from Zync to GridMarkets (see the "Schedule a Virtual Coffee" button below).

Envoy securely transports your files to us, which we store for 15 days. Learn more HERE.  

Reuse files that you have uploaded; no need to upload unchanged files on subsequent submissions.

Use our Nuke node to process frames through a Nuke script after rendering.

With our transcode node, compile frames into a video file on our servers.

Envoy securely auto downloads your frames as they complete.

  • Easily submit from the Blender UI

  • Learn more HERE

  • Easily submit from the C4d UI

  • Supporting Arnold, Redshift and VRay

  • Learn more HERE

  • Easily submit from the Maya UI

  • Supporting Arnold, Redshift, Renderman and VRay

  • Learn more HERE

Use our 3D software plugins to select a machine count/config; then easily submit to GridMarkets directly from your 3D software interface.

Use our calculator to estimate costs.  Use  our subscription & weekly plans to reduce the cost of large projects.

Run your fav renderer using as many concurrently running nodes as needed . . . we provide the required licenses

  • Supporting sims, dependencies and cloud caching (avoid moving large sim outputs)

  • Educational licenses without watermarks

  • Learn more HERE

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Our Pipeline

  • Easily submit from the 3DS UI

  • Learn more HERE

Download completed frames to a designated directory (e.g. local, S3, Dropbox, other).

Selected frames download automatically as they complete, no waiting.

Run your fav renderer using as many concurrently running nodes as needed, we provide the required licenses

Download completed frames to a designated directory (e.g. local, S3, Dropbox or other).

Main Features Compared

(*) Relative file paths are recommended for use on GridMarkets.  We do have limited support for absolute paths, but not to the extent that Zync had.  We do support multiple directories and are able to utilize custom environment variables to maintain consistency within file structures.  Questions?  Contact us at Support@GridMarkets.com.


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Our pricing is determined by the choice of A) service level and B) machine power.​  


Service Level


The Service Level choices below decide the number of accessible concurrent machines when rendering.  Pressed to get a project done fast - go for Rush.  No worries - go for Economy.  The choice of setting can be changed at any time via the GridMarkets user portal (for which a GridMarkets account is required to access).


Select up to

5 concurrent machines


Select up to

30 concurrent machines


Select up to

60 concurrent machines

(Need more than 60 machines?  See our Subscription model.)


Machine Power


Power Level options for CPU and GPU resources are shown below.  These choices can be changed at anytime. 



* Costs are represented in $US/machine-hour.  We charge by the machine-second.  Costs are all inclusive (i.e. machine time; operating system and software licenses; data egress and 15 days of data storage are included).

"OB" refers to a machine's approximate Octane Benchmark performance used to deliver the service.

Note: To help balance its machine inventory, GridMarkets may run your submission on the performance equivalent of your machine selection. Your project costs and performance will not be impacted in such cases.

GridMarkets Credits


GridMarkets credits are used to pay for our service.  They do not expire, are not refundable and can be purchased On Demand or by Subscription (the Subscription option discounts credits for large jobs or sustained work).  Purchase credits via the GridMarkets user portal or via the buttons below.

Other credit related bits and bobs . . . .

  • To ensure your job runs to completion, maintain sufficient credits.

  • As your jobs run, you will receive emails warning of low credits.

  • For real-time low credit warnings, see HERE.

  • If all credits have been consumed, frames running at the time will continue to run until your GridMarkets Credit Overdraft Limit has been reached (see FAQ "What is the GridMarkets Credit Overdraft Limit?…), but pending frames will not be run.

  • Suspended submissions can be resumed once a positive credit balance is restored.

- Use this link if you need a receipt for GridMarkets credits purchased.
Gift Credits
- Use our gifting option to purchase and allocate credits to a friend or to a project artist.
Credit Estimate Calculator
- Our calculator helps to estimate the likely cost (and duration) of a submission.

GridMarkets USA
Presidio of San Francisco
P.O. Box 29920
San Francisco, CA  94129





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