ARK: Survival Evolved

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Jatheish  [developer] Sep 7, 2016 @ 4:59pm
ARK NVIDIA Ansel Photography Contest!
Hey guys!

We're back from PAX! With a new contest to boot too ;)!

ARK NVIDIA Ansel Photography Contest

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=759858394

SUPER-RES VERSION![images.nvidia.com]

This weekly screenshot competition asks players to take in-game photographs from either ARK: Survival Evolved or our new desert themed expansion pack ARK: Scorched Earth using NVIDIA Ansel, and meet the category requirements listed below.

Winners will be announced each Friday during ARK’s regular “Community Crunch” blog post with the initial batch of winners announced Friday, September 9. Each winner (3) will receive $100 each. Want to enter? ARK-Ansel screenshot entries should be e-mailed to anselcontest@studiowildcard.com

If you need a place to upload a file for the contest, make use of Wetransfer which will allow up to 2gb for free! :)

Three Categories

  • Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key.

  • Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution,  in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Check out your 360 Stereo results on your HMD or on your Android Phone with NVIDIA VR Viewer

  • Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category!

Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots.  Compose a shot from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features in the Ansel Technology[blogs.nvidia.com] page and the NVIDIA blog[www.geforce.com].

How do I take screenshots in Ansel?

First of all, you'll want to make sure you're running the latest Nvidia Geforce Drivers - so head over to http://www.geforce.com/ and get downloading!

Once setup and ready to go, right click ARK: Survival Evolved in your steam library and you'll see the option to Launch ARK with NVIDIA Ansel

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=759984446

Select this and head into a single player game, regardless of the map or the mod. Once you're in game, you can immediately press ALT + F2 to get into Ansel Photography mode and start taking snaps.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=759988007

or you can type in the following command in the console:

cheat enablespectator

Once that is enabled, hit your DELETE key and it'll open the Depth of Field Options menu where you can play around with the games DOF.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=759986812

Then hit ALT+F2 and take some awesome Ansel photography!

Here's a little tip from Jesse:

Originally posted by jesse:
You can also type "enablespectator true" in the console to fly around before you take your shot, and hit the "Home" key to level your camera if you want to keep people from feeling sick on a 360 stereo VR screenshot. ;)

Also definitely check out the rest of our Community run contests at our Community Hub!

https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/88275-community-crunch-contests-62-new-nvidia-ansel-contest/

Wildcard Jat
Last edited by Jatheish; Sep 8, 2016 @ 2:39am
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Spike Rose Sep 7, 2016 @ 5:32pm 
I wonder what percentage of players actually play this game at the resolutions Jat is setting as a rule.
mightydog080665 Sep 7, 2016 @ 5:48pm 
had problems with frame rate guy give me a tip to use direct x10 and it boost my frames 11 his not working right.......amd 7970 hd
Last edited by mightydog080665; Sep 7, 2016 @ 5:49pm
Bamlett53 Sep 7, 2016 @ 5:56pm 
Anyone zoom in and see the floating poop?
Ghost Ryder Sep 7, 2016 @ 6:00pm 
What is the best FOV number for 360 pictures ?
Loti van Storm Sep 7, 2016 @ 6:20pm 
Nvidia Geforce - Take the Best, forget the
blackroseMD1 Sep 7, 2016 @ 7:45pm 
Ansel doesn't even work for me. Latest Nvidia drivers, latest Ark update. Alt-F2 in singleplayer doesn't do anything.
Yamusa Sep 7, 2016 @ 8:05pm 
Originally posted by blackroseMD1:
Ansel doesn't even work for me. Latest Nvidia drivers, latest Ark update. Alt-F2 in singleplayer doesn't do anything.
it works only on a SE_dlc map
Ghost Ryder Sep 7, 2016 @ 8:10pm 
Originally posted by blackroseMD1:
Ansel doesn't even work for me. Latest Nvidia drivers, latest Ark update. Alt-F2 in singleplayer doesn't do anything.

When you install the drivers you have to make sure you install the 3D Vision pack Ansel needs it to work.
blackroseMD1 Sep 7, 2016 @ 8:16pm 
Originally posted by Yamusa:
it works only on a SE_dlc map

It only works on Scorched Earth?

Originally posted by Ghost Ryder:
When you install the drivers you have to make sure you install the 3D Vision pack Ansel needs it to work.

Huh, that's odd. It works perfectly fine on Witcher 3 without 3D Vision installed. Guess I'll try that tomorrow.
Yamusa Sep 7, 2016 @ 8:25pm 
Originally posted by blackroseMD1:

It only works on Scorched Earth?
We’ve enabled ARK: Survival Evolved and its expansion pack Scorched Earth with NVIDIA Ansel, a powerful, easy-to-use game camera that lets you capture professional-grade screenshots in ways you never could before.
- from geforce.com

So, I guess it is for dlc only. And I haven't seen any ansel screenshot from ark main.
Debby Saurus Sep 7, 2016 @ 8:31pm 
It works in any map, you don't need the DLC for it.
Make sure you launch the game with Ansel enabled.
blackroseMD1 Sep 7, 2016 @ 9:33pm 
Originally posted by Debby Saurus:
It works in any map, you don't need the DLC for it.
Make sure you launch the game with Ansel enabled.

Thanks for clearing that up. I've both launched it with Ansel enabled via the menu and, when that didn't work, added "-allowansel" to the launch commands. Neither way has worked.
neyoneit Sep 8, 2016 @ 12:22am 
please do contests and nevermind that modded servers island/center are broken as ****

http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/9/343785574530705150/
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/87943-server-crashes-over-and-over-after-latest-server-update/
and many many other topics are like this on steam / forums...
Last edited by neyoneit; Sep 8, 2016 @ 12:23am
Blaze Sep 8, 2016 @ 2:16am 
Originally posted by neyoneit:
please do contests and nevermind that modded servers island/center are broken as ****

http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/9/343785574530705150/
https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/87943-server-crashes-over-and-over-after-latest-server-update/
and many many other topics are like this on steam / forums...
OK.
Orumis Sep 8, 2016 @ 8:00am 
And whwew is the competition for amd card users
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