Fans of Chocapic13’s Shaders should know full well that there is a nigh-endless stream of shaders which use that classic pack as a sort of compass for developing something unique. The Vibrant Shaders Mod 1.11.2/1.10.2 by Seamatis is just one among the great number of such packs. Seamatis’ Vibrant Shaders is relatively new, just being releases in mid February of 2016, so it’s compatible with the latest version of Minecraft. That means shields, special attack animations and other blocks are all included and doctored up a bit to have better lighting and shading effects than they normally do in Minecraft.
Seamatis’ Vibrant Shaders change up Minecraft visuals in a few ways. Besides adding dynamic shadows which waver and move along with the light source which creates them, this shader pack also adds waving terrain, so you can look forward to watching wide fields of grass and tree leaves wiggling and shaking while you walk by. Water gets new wave and ripple effects as well, but the best upgrade for the most abundant liquid in Minecraft is probably the true reflections the water casts. Overall, Seamatis’ Vibrant Shaders just make the world more, well, vibrant. More colors, more movement, more.
It should come as no surprise then that Seamatis’ Vibrant Shaders mod won’t run with just any old GPU stuck in your PC. And it won’t run at all if you’re relying on Intel HD Graphics, like the ones that are built right into most motherboards. That’s just not going to fly for this shader pack. With that said, your best bet is a fast and powerful AMD brand card, though this mod is also compatible with many different Nvidia GPUs, especially in the GTX line of cards. Something around GT 500 and above would be more than good enough to handle everything this shader pack does.
If you want to add a sense of realism to your Minecraft world, Seamatis’ Vibrant Shaders are better than most for accomplishing just that. While other shader packs bring weird colors, constant movement and other oddities into the game, this one is actually pretty tame and believable in comparison. For a more surreal experience, you’ll probably want to find a different pack than this one. The colors and lighting don’t seem to be too bright or too dark, which puts them right in the middle range where most players expect them to be. You shouldn’t get any colorful surprises while using Seamatis’ Vibrant Shaders.
Seamatis’ Vibrant Shaders Changelogs
Seamatis’ Vibrant Shaders v2.1
- Reworked day/night colors/brightness to look similar to Kuda Shaders
- Tweaked bloom
- High quality shadow filter [by Chocapic13]
- Color boost [by CaptTatsu]
- Night Desaturation [by CaptTatsu] (This effect only changes torchlight color at night)
- New “Blue sun” glow, made from tweaking fog variables, not an actual effect
- Tweaked clouds/sky color
- Tweaked water bump code (looks much nicer from previous update)
- Darker and more saturated sunrises and sunsets
- Readded sun reflection by Chocapic13
How to install Seamatis’ Vibrant Shaders Mod?
- The first step is to download and install the GLSL Shaders Mod on your Minecraft client!
- Now go to:
- Windows => %appdata%\.minecraft
- Mac OS X => ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
- Linux => ~/.minecraft
- Search for the “shaderpacks” folder.
- Move the downloaded .zip into the shaderpacks folder.
- Now you can select shader in-game from Options/Shaders!
- That was all!
Download Links for Seamatis’ Vibrant Shaders Pack
for Minecraft 1.11.2, 1.10.2 and 1.9.4
Credit: Seamatis – Do not forget to check official thread for more information!