How to take amazing photos in Assetto Corsa Competizione

How to take amazing photos in Assetto Corsa Competizione

Assetto Corsa Competzione (ACC) has some of the most user friendly systems where anyone can grab some amazing photos using the games replay system.

This guide will take you through a few handy tips and tricks to get your game setup for the best results when taking photos in ACC.

Get your in-game settings dialled in

Assetto Corsa Competizione is certainly up there with one of the most resource intensive sim racing titles out there, but framerate is something we do not particularly need to focus on when taking still images within the game, so we can certainly bump up some of the basic in-game graphic settings to get the crispiest of edges in our images.

An important setting to maximise is ‘Motion Blur.’ This will come in handy as we progress through this guide to get the most out of your action shots.

I have included the screenshots of the full run down of in-game settings to help you optimise your game ready to take some photos.

Controlling your camera angles

Firstly, it's important to note, that you can control your cameras with your keyboard and mouse, there is also a hidden setting in your games files, that will allow you a much easier option, enabling you to use a gamepad controller to get the camera in the perfect position for your shots.

To find this, you need to enter your own file manager, and the documents folder where Assetto Corsa Competizione is installed.

Head into the Config folder, and find the ‘cameraSettings.json’ file. Open this in a file editing software such as notepad.

Use the ‘find’ function (Ctrl+F) and search for "useGamepadForFreeCamera"

Change this setting from 0 to 1 and save the document (Ctrl+S)

Now you will be ready to use your gamepad to control the camera within the games replay system.

We are now going to head into the replay inside Assetto Corsa Competizione, once you have your replay loaded, hit F7 and you will be able to move freely using your arrow keys and mouse, or gamepad.

Finally, align your camera to where you want to take your photo from, and hit your screenshot key (F12 by default via steam)

Dans Top Tips

- Line up your camera first, then get the action moving! Once you have found your perfect angle, hit play in the replay and look further around the focus of your image, is there a nice angle around a corner, or in a battle that gives you action in both the fore and background?

- Use Replay Speed to your advantage. Action requires speed, get the action going, turn up your replay speed to 3x or 4x and take some images. This will take advantage of the motion blur that we dialled up earlier on.

-For the photography experts, middle mouse button within your replay will open up Kunos extra ‘CINEMA HUD’ options, allowing you to adjust everything from Focal Length to Focus Distance to get those extra special shots

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Written by:

Dan Terry

Head of Esports at Simracing.GP