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The Mass Effect: Andromeda Ansel Contest Details

The Mass Effect: Andromeda Ansel Contest Details

NVIDIA just announced an in-game photography competition that allows players of Mass Effect: Andromeda on PC to put their artistry to the test by creating and sharing their best photos using NVIDIA Ansel, a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. The Shot With GeForce GTX Mass Effect: Andromeda Ansel contest starts today and runs through May 14, 2017.


The Mass Effect: Andromeda Ansel Contest Details

To enter, photographers have to capture an in-game photograph in Mass Effect: Andromeda with NVIDIA Ansel and share it on Facebook or Twitter by tagging @NVIDIAGeForce and using the #SHOTWITHGEFORCEGTX and #MASSEFFECT hashtags.

One Grand Prize winner will receive The Andromeda Initiative Custom PC and get their winning image posted as a free wallpaper on GeForce.com. And two Runner-Up winners will each get a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, and have their winning image posted as a free wallpaper on GeForce.com.



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NVIDIA Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game photographs. Think of Ansel as a camera that is integrated into your gaming experience that allows you to capture gameplay that was never before possible. When Ansel is supported in game, players can move the camera to any angle they desire, apply filters, use super resolution capture and even capture in 360 for viewing in VR. Read more about these features in our article – The NVIDIA Ansel In-Game Screenshot Technology Explained.

Ansel is supported in ARK: Survival Evolved, Conan Exiles, Dishonored 2, For Honor, Kona, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Obduction, Paragon, Snake Pass, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, War Thunder, Watch Dogs 2, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and The Witness. Ansel is coming soon to upcoming titles such as Lawbreakers. It is supported in the Unity Engine and in the Unreal Engine as a plug-in.


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NVIDIA Ansel For ARK: Survival Evolved Now Available

Today you begin your ARK: Survival Evolved adventure alone and naked in a fiery desert wasteland. To survive you’ll need to find water and food, harvest new flora and craft new items. Thrive and you’ll tame new creatures — and even bring back jaw-dropping images — from a stunning new world.


NVIDIA Ansel For ARK: Survival Evolved Now Available

NVIDIA has 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.

ARK players can now enjoy the biggest expansion pack yet, Scorched Earth, an entirely new desert-themed ARK filled with new biomes, creatures, gameplay mechanics and challenges that will push players’ survival skills to the limit.

You’ll be able to travel back and forth from the Scorched Earth map to the ARK: Survival Evolved main game, taking with you newly collected tools, weapons and their new tamed creatures to impress your friends and dazzle your combatants.

With NVIDIA Ansel, gamers can capture beautiful screenshots of their surroundings and creations. Simply hit “Alt+F2” while in single-player to access the following Ansel features:

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  • Free Camera — Roll, zoom and reposition. Go wherever you want to create the perfect photo, capturing from never-before-seen perspectives and viewpoints.
  • Post-Process Filters — Tweak the look, feel and mood of your screenshot before saving. Ansel includes brightness, vignette, sketch, color enhancer, field of view and many other special effects options.
  • 360° Capture — Capture 360° panoramic screenshots in mono or stereo. View these images in Google Cardboard, on your PC or in a VR headset. For Android and Cardboard users, we’ve released the NVIDIA VR Viewer bundled with updated Ansel 360 Capture screenshots that you can view today. Download the app and check it out.
  • Super Resolution (Beta) — Capture huge screenshots beyond the limits of your monitor resolution at maximum fidelity levels for wall prints, posters or high-quality desktop wallpapers. This beta feature uses cutting-edge technology to deliver never-before-seen resolutions from game engines. Check out some examples in the Ansel Super Resolution Gallery.


Try Out Ansel on ARK

The NVIDIA Ansel technology is here today on ARK: Survival Evolved. Take unique screenshots that were once impossible to frame and snap.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, The Witness, Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and now ARK: Survival Evolved all include Ansel support now, with more to come.


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NVIDIA Ansel In-Game Screenshot Technology Explained

On May 6, NVIDIA revealed the first gaming GPU based on their new Pascal architecture – the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. The GeForce GTX 1080 not only boasts the latest Pascal architecture, it is also fabricated on the new 16 nm FinFET process technology and uses the new GDDR5X memory.

Although we were not in Austin, Texas for the official launch, NVIDIA invited us to an exclusive tech briefing in Bangkok on May 20th. While these hardware specifications are well-known by now, this was a technical briefing that would give us greater insights into the other new technologies that are being introduced with the GeForce GTX 1080.

NVIDIA brought in the big guns for the tech briefing and demonstration – Nick Stam (NVIDIA Senior Technical Marketing Director), Jeff Yen (NVIDIA Senior Technical Marketing Manager) and John Gillooly (NVIDIA Technical Marketing Manager). We will be posting a series of videos of their presentations, divided into topic-specific chunks. Today, we are going to look at the new NVIDIA Ansel in-game screenshot technology.


NVIDIA Ansel Explained

NVIDIA Ansel not just an in-game screenshot utility. It actually detaches you, the player, from the in-game limitations so you can capture your in-game shots in ways not possible before. You can also adjust the screenshots with a variety of post-process filters, or capture HDR images in super high resolution. You can even create 360-degree screenshots to display on your VR headset!

Here is a summary of NVIDIA Ansel’s key features :


Free Camera – Activating NVIDIA Ansel pauses the game and enables the Free Camera capability. This allows you to escape the first- or third-person perspective and compose your scene in any position, alignment or range, before taking unlimited high-resolution screenshots.

Super Resolution – Selecting the High Resolution option allows you to capture screenshots that are tens of thousands of pixels in size. This allows you to downsample the screenshot later, or zoom in to capture detail cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Post-Process Filters – NVIDIA Ansel comes with brightness, vignette, sketch, colour enhancer and special FX filters for added creativity. Users can even create and share their own special FX filters.

OpenEXR Capture – You can export Ansel screenshots in Industrial Light & Magic’s OpenEXR format so you can adjust the exposure, colour and levels in post-processing without creating artifacts.

360 Capture – This option allows you to create and share 360 degree screenshots for VR headsets.

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