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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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An original design, quite different from what I usually do.
It's meant to be very relaxing, a tranquility theme basically. Lots of nice scenery and star gazing at night from baths that are specially lit to help set the atmosphere.

Roman Architecture inspired with a Garden of Eden touch. The location and atmosphere are meant to be a bit mysterious, with music to compliment.


You should have a rather unique experience,  it's designed to touch your senses through visual and audio stimulation to remove stress and forget your surroundings.

ARKitect Submission:

 

Some Images (Viewing is intended through Video Format though, to give the proper relaxing sensations)

 

Edited by Wolf Angelus

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Hi all, here comes for Arkitect (and I guess technically for ansel as well). Functional as a PvE base, but NOT on raft so does not move.

Pirate Galleon, Local server but official settings (including clipping, same as official, and of course no mods)

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Youtube:

Imgur ansel screens:

https://imgur.com/gallery/7ePCF

More imgur screens:

https://imgur.com/gallery/60SPM

Thanks for watching!

Edited by Sitharias
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Hello ! There my work for this week ARKitect contest :)

A Great game of my childhood, i wanted to make something for it one day, so there you go ^^' 

Great time with my teamate, on 1vs1 or 2vs2 pvp battle 

https://imgur.com/a/VDvSF

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Edited by Valoule

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Hey guys, we're going to skip out on the crunch this weekend due to Thanksgiving. However, we have got all the Ansel entries downloaded for the next post, but you'd be more than welcome to submit more if you have them!

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Hello, I am new to using this but here goes. I am submitting my playable Ark chess board. I used all tames you can ride to save any confusion with throwing tames and I used all vanilla items for the build on my player dedicated pve server. I am trying to build a nice community of gamers and it has been going great thanks to the ark community. All are welcome to join us in our servers, games, streams, etc.

I do not know if I am entering the ARKitect contest or the ARKvideo contest or if I am allowed to enter both, here are my images and video.

ARKitect!

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ARKVideo!

 

 

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My entry into the ARK video contest.  Featuring a unique area of the Ragnarok map, this is a mini documentary I like to call...

MYSTERIES OF THE ETAIN RUINS 

Today we are delving deep into the many mysteries surrounding the Etain Ruins in ARK: Survival Evolved.

 

 

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FOR ARKITECT
Here is my newest ARK chemistry and crafting workshop build. It includes a greenhouse, vaults, fabricator, chemistry bench, loading dock and dino garage where you can outfit your newest small dino tames. 

Timestamps:
0:00 - 0:40 = General Overview and Usage
21:55 - End = Applying different aesthetic and utility customizations

 

Edited by SWChris

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I'm going to enter this mod spotlight video as well.  Partially because the contest was delayed a week, but mostly because I think this mod is amazing... and perhaps should be considered to be an officially sponsored mod.

DINO PATROL SYSTEM - The ARK Waypoint System 

Have you ever wanted a mod to put your dinos on patrol?  Or assign them specific areas to wander in?

Now you can!

 

 

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The Pilgrim-Tek Skyscraper-ARKitect

This is my TEK headquarters, purpose-built to manufacture Tek weapons, saddles and armour, in preparation for assaulting the Endgame Tek caves. I played around with the idea of a sustainable energy complex, with living walls and vertical forests clinging to the exterior of the main building, the Tek Skyscraper :) I put in some structures from the steampunk mod, like executive toys. The video explains the whole build. Enjoy the video. 

 

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4 hours ago, ThePilgrim said:

 

The Pilgrim-Tek Skyscraper-ARKitect

This is my TEK headquarters, purpose-built to manufacture Tek weapons, saddles and armour, in preparation for assaulting the Endgame Tek caves. I played around with the idea of a sustainable energy complex, with living walls and vertical forests clinging to the exterior of the main building, the Tek Skyscraper :) I put in some structures from the steampunk mod, like executive toys. The video explains the whole build. Enjoy the video. 

 

just wtfff it's amazing mate. blown away.

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