Studio Wildcard announced a weekly photography contest using NVIDIA Ansel. What is NVIDIA Ansel you say? Ansel is a platform that has taken screenshots in PC gaming to another level giving you the ability to re-position or re-render photos into super high quality shots and even 360° panoramic shots. With a simple activation and button press (Alt+F2) you can enter this contest and win money.  For more info about Ansel check out this video by Techquickie:


The Studio Wildcard Photography contest will consist of photos taken from ARK: Survival Evolved or its new desert themed expansion pack ARK: Scorched Earth which recently supports the new Ansel Platform. There are some more requirements to qualify for the contest that will be listed below:

  • 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!


Here is an example of a high quality image using

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 .


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