Minecraft looks awesome with path tracing

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Minecraft Looks awesome with path tracing

Minecraft Looks awesome with path tracing

While the visuals offered by Minecraft can be considered basic, that doesn't mean that the game doesn't have the potential to wow players, especially once the power of modding has been added into the mix. 

In a recent Twitter post, a SEUS (Sonic Ether's Unbelievable Shaders) mod user known as notglacier showcased a development build of the mod which featured path tracing, showcasing indirect lighting, reflections and other advanced visual effects. In short, the results are stunning. 

In notglacier's tweets, videos showcase the impact of lighting through windows and glowstone lighting on a scene, revealing accurate illumination on his i9-9900K/GTX 1070 Ti-based gaming PC. At this time, the in-development version of SEUS mod with Path Tracing is only available to Patreon backers for the mod, though the feature will eventually make it into a free/general release of the mod. 

Minecraft Looks awesome with path tracing  

Performance-wise, this mod ran at around 25-40FPS on notglacier's GTX 1070 Ti powered system, though the gamer did not specify the title's resolution. Even so, these are some impressive visual results, given the demands of path-tracing. 

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Most Recent Comments

01-04-2019, 15:45:11

this is a good start to getting path tracing in games though I doubt it'll be anytime soon with how demanding ray tracing is at the momentQuote

01-04-2019, 17:19:06

running on AMD 1 LIRPA ?Quote

01-04-2019, 23:24:18

Hmmm, I wonder if this is for the Java version or the Windows 10 version lolQuote

02-04-2019, 05:24:35

Always loved SEUS shaders though it'd been a long time since I played Minecraft, I remember them not looking that far off this 5+ years ago with all the effects they had, always been a true GPU killer in a way few games can get anywhere near, great to see that's still going with path tracing.Quote

02-04-2019, 13:54:05

Originally Posted by Emu View Post
Hmmm, I wonder if this is for the Java version or the Windows 10 version lol
I have SEUS shaders on a slightly outdated version on the java version (one before the big underwater update). It looks a million times better especially with a resource pack as well. Can't imagine how taxing it'd be with a 256 texture pack too hahaQuote

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