ProjectLUMA Shader Pack: The Next Generation of Minecraft Visuals

ProjectLUMA is the latest shader pack to hit the scene, and it’s quickly gaining a following for good reason. This pack offers a unique upgrade to your Minecraft visuals that you won’t find with any other packs. ProjectLUMA has been designed from scratch to ensure game optimization and error-free play. So if you’re looking for a fresh new look for your Minecraft game, be sure to check out ProjectLUMA!

This is a very exciting shader pack because of the outstanding visuals that you will find within the Minecraft world after install. ProjectLUMA’s main goal is to make the game world look as realistic and beautiful as possible. It is the collection of visual overhauls within the pack that 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. There is a whole new level of immersion 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 normally 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 Optifine installed for the shaders to function properly. ProjectLUMA Shaderpack can automatically be used within your Minecraft world once Optifine is installed.

ProjectLUMA — Features

  • Photorealistic skyboxes
  • Godrays
  • Reflections
  • PBR Support
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Native Motion blur
  • Realistic water waves
  • Dirty Lens
  • Auto Bump
  • POM

ProjectLUMA — Update Logs

  • 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 %.

ProjectLUMA Shaders — Screenshots & Video

ProjectLUMA Shaders — Installation Guide

  1. The first step is to download and install the Optifine HD on your Minecraft client!
  2. Now go to:
    • Windows => %appdata%\.minecraft
    • Mac OS X => ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
    • Linux => ~/.minecraft
  3. Search for the “shaderpacks” folder.
  4. Copy downloaded zip file in the shaderpacks folder.
  5. Now you can select shader in-game from Options -> Video Settings -> Shaders!
  6. That was all!


  • Minecraft 1.7.10 or above, 1.18.x is highly recommended.
  • The latest version of Optifine.
  • A discrete GPU.
  • Options > Video Settings > Details > Clouds: OFF or Default
  • Options > Video Settings > Details > Sky: ON

Do you get a few FPS in-game with projectLUMA Shaders?

  1. Go to Options -> Video Settings -> Shaders -> Shader Options
  2. Select a lower profile and click on the done button.

Available Profiles:

  • Lite
  • Medium
  • High
  • Ultra
  • Cinematic

ProjectLUMA Shaders — Download Links

projectLUMA Shaderpack