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Community Crunch Contests: ARKitect, ARKVideo, & NVIDIA ANSEL

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Hello, Survivors!

Each week we run community contests for all players (all platforms included where possible) where you can win lots of cash prizes! Below is the different type of contests that take place. Try your hand and share some of your creations with us today!type of contests that take place. Try your hand and share some of your creations with us today!

ARK NVIDIA Ansel Photography Contest!

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 during ARK’s regular “Community Crunch” blog post. Each winner (3) will receive $100 each and each runner up will receive $50. Want to enter? ARK-Ansel screenshot entries should be e-mailed to [email protected]

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

Please note: Ansel submissions are limited to a total of 15 per person!

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!

When entering the contest please name your entries and make sure that they include:

  • Name
  • Image Title
  • Category

An example would be:

Wildcard Jat - Evolution Event - Super Resolution

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 page and the NVIDIA blog.

How to run NVIDIA 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

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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.

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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.

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

Here's a little tip from Jesse:

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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. 

ARKitect!

This is an award ($200 prize for first and $100 for any runners up) given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judge based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! At the end of each week, the winners and runner-ups will be featured in our #ARKitect section of the Community Crunch and will be awarded cash prizes! 

Note: We've had a lot of requests regarding the use of mods - go for it! We'd love to see how mods have influenced your bases

Please note: Video submissions are preferred to be 5 minutes in length, if they exceed this, please provide a relevant timestamp in the video. Note that any entries which are longer, may not be entirely watched and we, therefore, recommend you fit into our recommendation, or provide photos as an alternative!

ARKVideo!

This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Winning this content will net you a $200 prize for first and $100 for any runners up. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! Send us in your videos and we cannot wait to watch them! We're really interested in seeing the latest video creations you guys have put together - so show us something fresh!

Please note: Video submissions are preferred to be 15 minutes in length, if they exceed this, please provide a relevant timestamp in the video. Note that any entries which are longer, may not be entirely watched and we, therefore, recommend you fit our recommendation!

Uploading the images

Please upload the images to the gallery section of our New Community Hub - you can create your own album and directly link us to that or attach it to your post! Please remember to post your entry to this thread specifically! If you're not able to upload directly to the gallery, don't sweat as imgur will work fine too!

http://survivetheark.com/index.php?/gallery/

Looking forward to seeing the entries!

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ARKitect

I hope I'm submitting this at a proper time, I've tried twice before, and missed the cutoff each time. 

This is my submission for the ARKitect contest. This build was 100% built using harvested materials. Our server does have boosted rates but they are much lower than the original Pooping Evolved Island server from a few years ago. We chose this location in Ragnarok because of the pathways, and the lack of flat ground. We have been building on flat surfaces for a very long time, and decided to take on the challenge of building on rough terrain. We do run mods on the server, but they are 90% construction/decor mods (see list below)

Mod list:

  • Structures +
  • Castles, Keeps, and Forts
  • Medieval Structures 1&2
  • Medieval Decor
  • Eco's Decor mods all but 1 or 2
  • Pub mod

Builders

Demonsoul (myself): Layout, and design, construction, landscaping, and interior decor. Video editing, and uploading.

Necrobard: Server admin, assistant designer, dino tamer, harvester, and construction. Provided film footage for production.

 

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Never built with platforms before, learned they are quite restrictive lol.

Why on a platform over a stationary, larger, "house" version:
Mobility. I thought being able to fly makes it more fun/unique/special, which is a key special feature of the real thing. 
Only downside is platform limits, such as 8 tall x 8 wide as I quickly found out. Had to adjust a few pieces to make the shapes work for ARK, and those constraints :3

 

ARKitect Submission:

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The actual ship for those who might not be familiar with it.
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Edited by Wolf Angelus

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Here is our submission for this weeks Arkitect. This build was slightly inspired by the movie Goonies. This was built in a deep water cave on Ragnarok. This is a Xbox one build with zero mods.  The crane is hands down my favorite part of this build. I want to note that This Build was completed My me ARKTLC138 amd Missy Prime. Thanks for checking us out!

-T

Goonies never say die!!

https://imgur.com/gallery/z1cAX

Edited by Travis138
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Hey all, it's been a while since I last posted on here. Hopefully you all enjoy this video I made on Phoenix taming.

Feel free to check out my channel and watch the other Ark tutorials I have there:

https://www.youtube.com/whitehearthhall

Check out my latest video:

 

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ARKVideo

ARK: Survival Evolved | ISO: Crystal Isles Mod | The Pale Grove Biome & Update Trailer

 

Fan Feature

ARK: Survival Evolved | Eco's Shoppe Decor Mod | The Cinematic Experience

ARK: Survival Evolved | Eco's RP Decor Mod | The Cinematic Experience

ARK: Survival Evolved | The AHHH-RK Edition! | A Short Music Parody

 

Edited by Jukari

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13 hours ago, Travis138 said:

Here is our submission for this weeks Arkitect. This build was slightly inspired by the movie Goonies. This was built in a deep water cave on Ragnarok. This is a Xbox one build with zero mods.  The crane is hands down my favorite part of this build. I want to note that This Build was completed My me ARKTLC138 amd Missy Prime. Thanks for checking us out!

-T

Goonies never say die!!

https://imgur.com/gallery/z1cAX

Looks amazing mate, my whole childhood in one vid :)

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Hello, there my work for this week :

https://imgur.com/a/1hZgq

AmnesiARK

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This is a remake from a level from Amnesia

 I wanted to make something for the Halloween , this take longer than expected tough ^^, if enough people are interested, i can make the full amnesia game in ARK, that will be long tough :P

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PGM:

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PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=584;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=3.216394;Mountains Frequency=9.757744;Mountains Slope=1.662246;MountainsHeight=0.981567;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.238539;RWBiomeSize=0.275689;MountainBiomeStart=-0.600777;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.588716;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f)
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Reminder to resend ANSEL WeTransfer Links in case anyone's forgetful.
An automated email from WeTransfer that last week's links weren't downloaded, but I think everyone knows the drill by know and got the same email.

 

On 11/3/2017 at 2:31 PM, EXFIB0 said:

 

PGMs ended like 2-ish months ago by the way, lol.

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ARKitect-The Refuge-ThePilgrim

This is my latest pve base, The Refuge, and I would like to enter it for ARKitect. I started with the idea of building a medieval fortified sanctuary on the boarder of Ragnarok in preparation for the expanded desert map. I hoped to create some where the community on the server could rearm, resupply and meetup. And its cool to say ''working as intended''  :) Most of the people turned up for the filming of this video, and they made my day. 

I filmed around 2 and a half hours of footage on the day, and I have just spent the last 2 days editing, and trying to get the video to as close to 5 mins as possible. I am not sure about how to do a time stamp but the video is just over 8 mins.  Thanks for watching, and I hope you enjoy it :)

Edited by ThePilgrim
to add gallery

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