Minecraft Shader Pack Adds Ray-Tracing Effects Through Path-Tracing

Apr 2, 2019
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Minecraft is far from being the best looking game available on PC, but a recently released shader pack makes the game look better than it ever did.

The latest version of Sonic Ether’s Unbelievable Shaders, known as SEUS Renewed adds ray-tracing effects to Minecraft through path-tracing. Needless to say, these effects make a huge difference, but they also need a more powerful system to make the game run smoothly. Minecraft can run on pretty much anything nowadays, but the videos below have been captured on a system sporting a GTX 1070 Ti GPU.

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Here are some of the new features of SEUS Renewed:

  • Improved GI and SSAO
  • Super smooth Temporal Anti-Aliasing
  • Completely reworked system for day/night cycle based on atmospheric scattering
  • Accurate sunlight color via atmospheric scattering
  • Accurate ambient sky lighting from atmospheric scattering via Spherical Harmonics
  • New atmospheric scattering on distand land for a natural sense-of-scale
  • New underwater rendering
  • Normal/bump mapping from torch/artificial light
  • Screen-space shadow tracing for better contact shadows
  • Vastly improved performance with long render distance settings
  • Physically-based specular highlights from sunlight
  • Improved 2D clouds
  • Improved rendering of stained glass

You can learn more about the Minecraft SEUS Renewed shader pack by checking out the creator’s Patreon page.

Products mentioned in this post

GTX 1070
GTX 1070
USD 550

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