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The Truth About Shaders

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Level 38 : Artisan Engineer
In many projects and builds, people always use shaders. They make even the dumbest of landscapes look beautiful and unique. Shaders are a quick and easy way to make ANYTHING receive more views/diamonds.

Point 1:
Take for example, this dirt house
Without the Shaders:
With the Shaders:

Point 2:
With shaders, even the least impressive landscape looks amazing
Sadly, I can't get spoilers to work

Point 3:
Lens Flairs!

Shaders are a nice technique that you can use to boost likes/views on just about anything. Doing a mob interview? Shaders! Playing hungergames? Shaders! Making a minecraft comic? Shaders! If you have any other ideas about the shaders, post them in the comments for me please.

Please excuse the post time on this, I spent hours rummaging through imgur.

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Update #2 : 01/17/2014 8:43:00 pmJan 17th, 2014

Fixed some formatting mistakes

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  • Dogcraft01
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 1, 2019, 3:07 am
Where's the download button?
  • BlockyBoi
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 9, 2018, 9:19 pm
Why can't we download this?
how do i download this??
  • Jory42
  • Level 29
  • Expert Miner
  • January 22, 2018, 1:27 pm
I'm having this trouble promoting my new map as my current setup can't run shaders.
  • Archaea
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Architect
  • June 15, 2016, 3:18 pm
Thats very true, but another thing to consider is art in real life. Imagine you have a canvas with a landscape drawn on it. No colour. Wouldn't it look much better with paint on it?
Now yes I do understand you're point, are shaders used to make bad builds look good? Can be yes, but they also help good builds look even better. As AtomicWaffle14 said, build it without shaders first and see how it looks. If it looks good use shaders. And the shaders are like anything else a marketer would use to gain attention. Thats the name of the game here. Attention and Marketing.
Enjoyed your post though and love hearing differing opinions! Keep up the good work :D
  • magicdead1
  • Level 23
  • Expert Explorer
  • April 5, 2016, 1:00 am
so true
My tip to everyone: build without shaders! If it looks good without them, imagine how it will look when you finish and turn on shaders!
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Architect
  • March 15, 2016, 11:12 am
There's this chick called Noxie.
She has posted a resourcepack called "Realism - Fantasia 256x"
To be honest, it's one of those stereotypical packs that claims to be real-looking, but the high resolutions and bad smoothing makes it look very boring and grid-like! However, she uses shaders in the screenshots, and that makes hundreds of people go bananas and comment stuff like: "OMG, so real-looking!" "Great lighting, best pack ever!"

She even typed in the description: "Recommended to use with shaders"...
NO SHIT, is there any pack that does not look better with shaders?
And she says that because she knows that the pack itself is pretty bad. Another funny thing is that she constantly removes my comments, because I'm asking about why she intends on using shaders and so on.
Now she's even blocked me, which is hilarious! She can't take criticism at all...
  • magicdead1
  • Level 23
  • Expert Explorer
  • January 23, 2016, 11:16 am
WOW! thats so AMAZING! omgomg! best build EVR! (sarcasm)
  • Captain9002
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Archer
  • December 14, 2015, 9:02 am
Can you tell me which shaders did you use?
  • Magi
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Artist
  • October 28, 2015, 12:36 pm
What shaders did you use on Number Two? I can see your point, but I still like to use them :)
same here
  • Malia
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • May 7, 2015, 4:24 pm
I wish i knew how to  download mods
Just look up youtube videos on how to do it. That's how I and most other people learned how to install mods. Just make sure to pause the video and follow it step for step
can you mix packs with other ones??
Usually you can't mix shaderpacks. You can however, mix resource packs with shader packs
  • MTsteel
  • Level 25
  • Expert Archer
  • September 8, 2014, 3:50 am
Yes, but how do you obtain said shaders?
i what this pack
  • Mosherk17
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Artist
  • May 25, 2014, 9:39 am
anyone have any idea on how to install the shaders!!!??? And which one is the best?
  • ExploGamerNL
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Archer
  • June 21, 2014, 5:26 am
i think the best 2 are rudoplays and mrmeep
  • madmax3004
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Ranger
  • August 28, 2014, 4:23 am
CUDA shaders are by far some of the best.
ya dont say
  • TastyYoghurt
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Explorer
  • January 17, 2014, 10:43 am
The [SIMG] tag doesn't seem to work, and neither does the [spoiler] tag.

(Feel free to delete this comment after you fix this.)
I fixed it! turns out the blog system isn't very kind to pictures

well anyway how so you get this shaders cause i think this one is really good

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