Using Google Zync with Cinema 4D: Downloading and Installing the Zync Software

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In this video, viewers will learn how download and install necessary Zync software.

In this video, viewers will learn how to download and install both the Zync Client app and the corresponding Zync plug-ins for Cinema 4D to get up and running rendering in Zync.



In this video, I'm going to show you how to download and install the Google Zync client app, as well as the plugins required to start using Zync Render inside of Cinema 4D. Now, once you signed up for your Zync account, you should have received a welcome email that includes the Zync Render download URL. There are two sites to get it from, first being And you can also go to and find the downloads there as well. And this page includes the links for you to download both the Google Zync client app as well as the plugins needed to use inside of Cinema 4D. So all you have to do is choose the OS you have for the installer as well as the plugins and just go ahead and click those links. Now, I've already downloaded both for the Mac that I'm currently using. So I can just go ahead and install. So I'll navigate to my downloads folder and double-click on the Zync client app. And it will just ask you to drag and drop that folder to your applications folder. I already have a copy there, so I'll just replace it. I'll just close out of that window. And next, I'll go and double-click on my Zync plugin installer and that will bring up the Zync plugin installer icon. I'll double-click on that, and it will prompt you to enter in your Zync URL. Now, that's the URL that we used to sign up to the Zync Render service, so just retype it in here. So mine was and I'll hit next. Next, it will ask you to configure the Zync plugin paths. This is just where it's going to install all the Render paths. And I'm just going to leave them at their defaults. So I'll just click next . Now, Zync will go through the process of downloading all of the necessary files from GitHub. And once it's finished, we can then select the next button and then we'll just choose which app we want to configure for Zync, and that will be Cinema 4D. So just check that, hit next, and voila, installation is complete. So I'll close out of that window and close out of the installer window. Next, we will open up our Zync client app. So we'll just go ahead and double-click that and that will launch our client app and bring us our login window. And this will be blank when you first set this up, but to set this up and enter your site URL, we'll just click on the connection settings button and then just enter in your Zync site address in this field, click okay. And then we'll just log in with Google and that will open up a web page asking for permission to allow Google Cloud Storage to give access to Zync. We'll click allow. Receive verification code message and we'll just hop back into our Zync clients app, click on the open web console, and we'll go ahead and log in with Google again. And you'd see that this is our Zync web console. We're all logged in and connected. And let's go ahead and open the plugin inside of Cinema 4D. So I'll just open Cinema. So, to open up the Zync plugin interface, we'll go to the plugin dropdown, go all the way down to Render with Zync, and again we'll have to log in with our Google account. And we'll just have to allow Zync to have access to your Google account. So I'll hit allow. And it will say that is complete. We'll hop back into Cinema 4D and you'll see our Zync window, where we can choose our Render take, number and type of Render machines, and many other options that we will cover in the next video. So there you go. A nice little overview of how to quickly install Zync's client app and plugins to get all set up to use the Zync Render inside of Cinema 4D.
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