Best Shader Settings In Minecraft

Shaders are Minecraft mods that completely change the look of your overworld, but they require adjustments to give you the best results. Here we have the best shader settings for you.

Best Shader Settings In Minecraft
Best Shader Settings In Minecraft

Shaders for Minecraft are easy to download but need some technical work to run correctly. With the high-end graphic cards, it is possible to add 3D effects to this ten-year-old game. Shaders are the coded files that change the view and perspective of your game entirely. But it requires proper installation and settings to run. We are going to talk about the common settings that work with every shader pack. 

Best Shader Settings for FPS

These best settings will allow you to enjoy the full capability of that shader. These settings are best if you have a high-end rig . So, install Minecraft shaders like GLSL shaders mod, continuum shaders, or BSL shaders to get the best results of these optifine settings. 

Most of the shader packs like lagless shaders, BSL shaders, sonic ether's unbelievable shaders and continuum shader require these ultra settings. So, here is the manual method of doing the ultra settings for your shaders to get maximum textures and fps.  


Go to the shader option again and select lightning. Now turn on the Color shadow, shadow filtering, Ambient occlusion, and Desaturation ON. If you want more lightning even in caves, keep the max desaturation option at low. 

You can also set the “Shadow Map Quality” to high and “Shadow Distance” to around 512 to get maximum results. 

Setting Value
Shadowmap Quality Medium (2048)
Shadow Distance 256.0
Colored shadow On
Shadow Filtering On
Sun Path Rotation -40.0
Ambient Occlusion On
Ad strength 1.50
Desaturation On
Max Desaturation Factor Medium
Toon Lightmap Off
White World Off
Lightning settings


In the atmosphere, you have to be picky. For example, if you want the sky to look real, you have to turn off “Sky desaturation”. Turn on the “Round sun and moon” settings. 

Setting Value
Clouds Default
Sky Desaturation On
Aurora Off
Round Sun & Moon Off
Distant Fade Off
Per Biome Weather On
Light Shaft On
Light Shaft Strength 1.00
Fog Density 1.00 to 2.5
Weather Opacity 1.00
Atmospherics settings

Change the “Distant Fade” to Spherical to remove the patches of the unrendered area. Now it’s time to set up the clouds. Select the “Cloud Config” Turn the thickness to low and distance to very high. Increase the brightness to 2 so the stars and sun can shine through the clouds. 

Setting Value
Sky Ground Full
Horizon Distance Very Far
Skybox Brightness 0.75
Sky config

Now click “Done” and get back to the atmospheric menu. Select the “Sky config” and increase the “Horizon distance” to Very far and “Skybox Brightness” to 1.0.


In the world settings, you only have to slow down the “Animation Speed” to 0.25. It will give you a pleasant slow movement of plants and water which is pleasing to the eye. It is used in the continuum shaders, which is base shader pack for most packs and Minecraft mod.

Setting Value
World Time Animation Off
Animation Speed 0.25
World settings


Here adjust the “Speed” to 4.00 to give a wavy moment to the water. If you want to add the wrinkles on the surface, select “Perlin” from the “Normal” option. You can also add bumpiness and details from this menu. 

Setting Value
Water Mod Default
Water Fog Density 1.00
Normals Perlin
Parallax On
Detail 25%
Sharpness High
Bumpiness 1.00
Speed 4.00
Pixel Lock Off
Water settings

Post Effects

Post effects are the overall effects like motion blur, bloom effect, depth of field, etc. First, reduce the “Bloom Effect” that will increase the brightness and will add a glow to the overworld in any Minecraft mod.  Also, reduce the “Lense Effect” to 0.50 to minimize the sunlight lens flare effect.

Setting Value
Depth of field Off
DoF Strength 8.0
Motion Blur Off
Motion Blur Strength 1.00
Bloom On
Bloom Strength 0.75
Lens Flare On
Lense Flare Strength 0.50
Anti-aliasing FXAA
Image Sharpening 0.00
Vignette On
Dirty Lense Off
Outline Off
Retro Filter Off
Post effects settings

Color Gradient & ToneMap

It is the most important setting of a shader. As color gradients and tones decide the overall color appearance in the realistic shader like in lagless shaders. So, scroll the “Exposure” bar to 0.25 to make dark cave areas a bit bright. 

Setting Value
Exposure 0.25
Auto Exposure Off
Color Griding Off
Tonemap Lower Curve 1.3
Tonemap Upper Curve 1.5
Tonemap White Curve 1.5
Saturation 0.95
Vibrance 1.20
Color gradient & tonemap

Increase the “Tonemap lower and upper” options (Lower:1.3, Upper:1.5). Reduce the “Saturation” to 0.95 and “Vibrance” to 1.20.


It’s another important and time taking setting to get the best Minecraft shaders effects. First, go to lightning colors and select the “Light Morning” option.  Increase the blue and green shades as they will give you refreshing vibes in the game during the sunrise.  

Setting Value
Red 255
Green 172
Blue 100
Intensity 1.20
 Morning light color settings

After pressing done, go to the “Light <Day>” option. Decrease the red, blue, and green colors to make your daytime look beautiful. You can also change the settings for evening and night time.

Once you are done with the lighting colors, select the “Block light” from the color menu. Decrease the red and green colors and increase the intensity. It will give a smooth look to your blocks.

Setting Value
Red 192
Green 168
Blue 160
Intensity 1.05
Emissive Recolor Off
Block light colors setting

Keep the “Emissive color” off. If you turn it on, you will see the same white light in light sources like a torch, or lantern. Lamps etc. 

Emissive color

Now jump to the “Sky color” from the color menu. It is the most exciting part. Decrease the red color to 115 and intensity to 1.20. Keep the vanilla effect off.

Setting Value
Red 112
Green 160
Blue 255
Intensity 1.20
Vanilla Sky Off
Sky color settings

This setting will change the sky color to natural true colors by increasing the color intensity. 

Sky color settings

Watercolors are also really important to adjust. Because water has a blue color, increase the blue to 190 out of 200 and decrease the red to 16. Reduce the green to 120 and the intensity to 0.60. It will give you the perfect realistic watercolors.  

Setting Value
Red 16
Green 120
Blue 180
Intensity 0.60
Alpha 0.85
Water colors settings

The last part of color settings involves the Nether and End World color settings. First, select the “Nether” from the color menu and then go to “Nether waste”. Here decrease the red:196 and green color:80 and increase the blue color:56 and overall intensity:1.70 

Nether waste color settings

It's time to set the soul and valley's colors. Get back to the nether color menu and select soul sand valley. Increase the red color as soul sand has more red and also increases the intensity. 

sand valley colors settings

Do you love to visit crimson forests? We will make it more ambient for you. Select the crimson forest colors. Increase red:224, blue:56, green:60 and intensity up to 1.60. 

Nether crimson forest colors settings

Warped Forest is the best place for blue trees. Increase blue color to the highest limit, increase red to 232 and green to 196. Also, increase the color intensity to 1.20 and press done.

Warped forest colors settings

The last part is the End colors. Select the end world from the color menu. Increase green up to 196, intensity up to 1.20, and all done. It will reduce the over brightness in the end world. So all your best optifine settings are done now.

End world colors settings