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ProjectLUMA Shaders 1.20, 1.19.4 → 1.18.2

Optimized Minecraft shader pack with stunning graphics, low performance cost, and enhancing gameplay.

Support GPUs
Performance ImpactLow
Presets πŸ› οΈ Lite+4
Features Water Waves+39
CreatedDec 14, 2019
UpdatedDec 14, 2019
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ProjectLUMA is a passion project from some dedicated Minecraft shader developers, the official successor to the popular KUDA shader pack. projectLUMA does not cut any corners and has been made completely from scratch to ensure game optimization and avoid any in-game errors.

This is a fascinating shader pack because of the outstanding visuals you will find within the Minecraft world after installation. ProjectLUMA’s primary goal is to make the game world look as realistic and beautiful as possible. The collection of visual overhauls within the pack come together to give you a brand new experience.

Once you load into the game world, you will immediately notice the new photorealistic skyblocks and the god rays shining down on the game world around you. A whole new level of immersion is created due to the lighting effects provided by this shader pack.

You will find that there are some advanced graphical adjustments to the game from this shader pack, such as the introduction of ambient occlusion and native motion blur. The developers have added visual enhancements that you might typically find in AAA games within Minecraft.

After getting familiarized with the new game world features and visual upgrades, you might notice that you are more at one with the game than ever before. This is because ProjectLUMA does a fantastic job of improving the comfort of the game world. You will picture yourself inside the game world more than ever with the new elements of realism. To further increase the realistic gaming experience of Minecraft, consider looking for a recommended realistic texture pack as well.

Be mindful that this shader pack is very demanding for computers and will run smoothly on newer, high-end machines. Those with older machines might see low framerates or less-than-optimal gaming conditions. ProjectLUMA Shaderpack can only be used by those who have Iris Shaders or Optifine installed for the shaders to function correctly. ProjectLUMA Shaderpack can automatically be used within your Minecraft world once the shader loader is installed.

ProjectLUMA compatible versions:
  • 1.20
  • 1.19.4
  • 1.19.3
  • 1.19.2
  • 1.19.1
  • 1.19
  • 1.18.2
  • 1.18.1
  • 1.18
  • 1.17.1
  • 1.17
  • 1.16.5
  • 1.16.4
  • 1.16.3
  • 1.16.2
  • 1.16.1
  • 1.16
  • 1.15.2
  • 1.15.1
  • 1.15
  • 1.14.4
  • 1.14.3
  • 1.14.2
  • 1.14.1
  • 1.14
  • 1.13.2
  • 1.13.1
  • 1.13
  • 1.12.2
  • 1.12.1
  • 1.12
  • 1.11.2
  • 1.11.1
  • 1.11
  • 1.10.2
  • 1.10.1
  • 1.10
  • 1.9.4
  • 1.9.3
  • 1.9.2
  • 1.9.1
  • 1.9
  • 1.8.9
  • 1.8.8
  • 1.8.7
  • 1.8.6
  • 1.8.5
  • 1.8.4
  • 1.8.3
  • 1.8.2
  • 1.8.1
  • 1.8
  • 1.7.10
  • 1.7.9
  • 1.7.8
  • 1.7.7
  • 1.7.6
  • 1.7.5
  • 1.7.4
  • 1.7.2
  • 1.7
  • 1.6.4
  • 1.6.2


Over 39 new features are available in ProjectLUMA Shaders to enhance your gaming experience.

πŸ“Š Performance Impacts

  • None
    No performance decreases
  • Small
  • Medium
  • High
  • Extreme

There are 5 profiles pre-built into ProjectLUMA Shaders to adjust the level of intensity of these effects.







Ambient Occlusion
Chromatic Aberration
Depth of Field
Dirty Lens
Distance Blur
Film Grain
Lens Flare
Light Scattering
OFFGodraysGodraysVolumetric LightVolumetric Light
Rain Puddles
Shadow Distance
Shadow Resolution
Soft Shadows
SSR Method
Reflected VectorReflected VectorRaytraceRaytraceRaytrace


Our comparison tool makes it easy to compare ProjectLUMA Shaders with Minecraft vanilla and other shader packs.

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How To Install ProjectLUMA Shaders

Supported Optifine Recommend β€’ 1.19.1β€”1.8.8
  • Support Forge / Vanilla
  • Extra features
  • Good performance
Supported Iris Recommend β€’ 1.19.1β€”1.16.2
  • Support Fabric / Quilt
  • Better performance, depend on your hardware
Optifine Installation Guide


Your device must have Java installed to run the Forge and Optifine installers.

Quick Java Installation Guide
  1. Download Java

    Download the Java installer from the official website here.

  2. Open Installer

    Once you have downloaded the file, run it and click the Install button.

How to install ProjectLUMA Shaders with Optifine?

  1. Download Optifine

    Get the latest version of Optifine for your Minecraft version.
    Download Optifine

  2. Install Optifine

    Run the Optifine installer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  3. Download ProjectLUMA Shaders

    Go to the download section and get shaders zip file. Unzip the file if necessary, as some shader developers may bundle multiple shader versions in one zip file.

    Jump to Download Section

  4. Launch Minecraft

    Start the Minecraft launcher and make sure you have the Optifine profile selected.

  5. In-game Shaders menu

    Go to Options > Video Settings > Shaders to access the shaders menu.

  6. Open shaderpacks folder

    Click on the "Shaders Folder" button to open the folder where shaders are stored, so you can add or remove shaders as desired.

  7. Install ProjectLUMA Shaders

    Copy or move the downloaded ProjectLUMA shaders zip file into the shaderpacks folder.

  8. Select ProjectLUMA Shaders

    Choose ProjectLUMA shader pack from the list of available shaders in the options menu.

How to install ProjectLUMA Shaders with Forge and Optifine?

Quick Installation Guide
  1. Install Forge

    Obtain the latest version of Forge that is compatible with your Minecraft version.
    Download Minecraft Forge

  2. Launch Minecraft

    Start the Minecraft launcher and select the version of Minecraft you want to install Forge on. Run the game once by clicking on the "Play" button to create necessary files for Forge.

  3. Install Forge Client

    Double-click on the Forge installer jar file and choose "Install Client" in the window that appears.

  4. Install Optifine

    Download the Optifine jar file after Forge is installed. Move the Optifine jar file to the mods folder in the .minecraft directory.
    Download Optifine

  5. Launch Forge Profile

    Launch Minecraft using the "Forge" profile, Optifine will be automatically loaded along with Forge.

  6. Install Chocapic13's Shaders

    Now the installation is the same as from the above Optifine instructions, just follow the steps starting from step 5.

Iris Installation Guide


Your device must have Java installed to run the Iris installer.

Quick Java Installation Guide
  1. Download Java

    Download the Java installer from the official website here.

  2. Open Installer

    Once you have downloaded the file, run it and click the Install button.

How to install ProjectLUMA Shaders with Iris?

  1. Download Iris Shaders

    Find the latest version of the Iris Shaders installer and download it.
    Download Iris Installer

  2. Install Iris Shaders

    Open the downloaded jar file, and choose the preferred game version and installation type.

    ⯈ Iris Install:
    If you don't plan on using any other mods with Iris, choose this option.

    ⯈ Fabric Install:
    Choose this option if you want to use Iris with Fabric and other mods. The Iris jar files will be copied to the mods folder within the .minecraft directory.

  3. Start Installation

    After selecting the game version and installation type, click the "Install" button to start the installation process.

  4. Launch Minecraft

    Start the Minecraft launcher and make sure you have the Iris profile selected.


    Select the Fabric profile if you opt for the Fabric installation type.
  5. In-game Shader Menu

    Open the Minecraft game and go to Options > Video Settings > Shader Packs to access the shaders menu.


    To simplify the process, simply drag and drop the shader ZIP file directly into the Minecraft window, bypassing the next two steps.
  6. Open shaderpacks folder

    Click on the "Open Shader Pack Folder" button to access the folder where shaders are stored.

  7. Install ProjectLUMA Shaders

    Copy or move the shaders zip file into the shaderpacks folder.

  8. Select ProjectLUMA Shaders

    Choose installed shader pack from the list of available shaders in the options menu and click the "Apply" or "Done" button to select it.


    When the shader pack is selected, its name will be changed to yellow.


  • Ensure you have the latest graphics driver installed.
  • projectLUMA Shaderpack has been tested and works smoothly with the latest version of the Iris Shaders mod.

Optifine Settings

  • Options > Video Settings > Details > Clouds: OFFΒ orΒ Default
  • Options > Video Settings > Details > Sky: ON

πŸ“₯ ProjectLUMA Shaders β€” Download

Something You Should Know

  • Our links are only from the official developer, so you can be sure they are secure.
  • No modifications or edits are made to the files.
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» DeDelner is the creator of ProjectLUMA Shaders

πŸ”„ Update Logs

  • Consistent sky reflection
  • Fixed bad fog texture downscaling
  • Fixed normals for entities when Auto Bump is enabled
  • Further HDR and eye adaption improvements
  • Added indoor/cave fog
  • Different emissive light strengths
  • Code cleanup
  • New tone mapper.
  • Added stage spider eyes.
  • In case torchlight doesn’t work in Minecraft, emissive entities will be lit properly.
  • Changed water and ambient color.
  • Replaced motion blur with reprojection-based motion blur.
  • Added temperature slider.
  • Added torchlight temperature slider.
  • Added feature “Waving Water”.
  • Added feature “Dirty Lens”.
  • Warmer ambient color.
  • A little darker ambient light.
  • Reduced film grain amount.
  • Added feature rain puddles.
  • Changed PBR roughness curve.
  • Reduced saturation by 1.045 %.

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