Featured news

Sea of Thieves - The Anniversary Update …

News April 5, 2019

A New Golden Age Begins Marking a year of unbridled pirate adventure, Sea of Thieves presents the...

The Witness is free at Epic Games Store …

News April 5, 2019

The Witness, the lovely but baffling 2016 puzzle game from Braid creator Jonathan Blow, is now...

Plains of Eidolon Remaster Available Now…

News April 5, 2019

The Plains of Eidolon has received a visual overhaul!   We’ve added a suite of improvements, including updated...

Someone put ray tracing in Minecraft and it looks amazing

Today while reading stuff one the web i stumble on this article about Minecraft and ray tracing.
You can read about it all here.

Real-time lighting effects are a highlight of high-fidelity games like Battlefield V and Metro Exodus, but now they’re also available in the chunky world of Minecraft.

A modder has created a ray tracing shader for use in the classic building game.

Okay, so it’s not ray tracing, exactly – technically, the rendering method modder Sonic Ether uses to create real-time global illumination in Minecraft is called path tracing. The difference is that path tracing uses rays that bounce many times throughout a scene, but the effect is similar to that of ray tracing: gorgeously-lit and shadowed scenes, even in something as simple-looking as Minecraft.

An artist who goes by @notglacier spotted the shader and posted a couple short videos of how it looks in game. The results are pretty astonishing: beautiful beams of sunlight angle through a glass ceiling onto a shiny reflective floor, and a torch gives off a realistic warm glow in the second. You almost forget that you’re looking at Minecraft – until he plunks down a switch on the wall, and you remember the original, pixel-texture graphics. In any case, it’s impressive work.

Have a look for yourself:


  • Published in News





The world of MINECRAFT has reached our server!

From the swedish indie software house MOJANG, MINECRAFT is a sandbox game where you will take the role of "Steve" with a quest. Survival!
Supported massively by its community, Minecraft is a game where you can take the role of a builder, explorer and engineer amongst others.
Venture into the massive worlds of Minecraft as a solo player in your client based world or enjoy our Vanilla or Creative server here at Genesis Unity Gaming!
Full details of the server after registry in our forum here.


Log in or create an account

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.