Screen Effects

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Scene with no screen effects applied.

Screen effects are post-processing effects applied to the camera's view of the scene.

There are some preset screen effects built-in, but since these effects are largely up to user preference, mod creators are encouraged to experiment with the various effects and create a custom set of screen effects, or just use the default.

Ambient Occlusion

Scene with ambient occlusion on.

Adds a shadow/shading in corners and inner edges where objects meet.

Property Description
Mode The type of ambient occlusion. Different modes give slightly different results visually.
Radius (Scalable Ambient Obscurance only) Controls the extent of the darkening effect. Higher values spread the effect further.
Thickness Modifier (Multi Scale Volumetric Obscurance only) The thickness or spread of the shading effect.
Intensity The strength of the ambient occlusion shading effect.
Color The color of the shading effect.
Ambient Only Makes the shading effect only affect ambient lighting. When disabled the effect is much more noticeable.


Scene with bloom off.
Scene with bloom on.

Makes light sources and brightly lit objects appear to glow.

Property Description
Intensity The strength of the bloom effect. How bright the bloom is.
Threshold Pixels below this threshold value will not be given bloom. Raise this to lessen the effect. Should be set to around 1.
Soft Knee Softens the bloom effect between bright and dim pixels. 1 is the softest.
Clamp Clamps the brightness of pixels to restrict the bloom effect.
Diffusion Controls the reach of the bloom effect from the bright pixels.
Anamorphic Ratio Stretches the bloom effect horizontally or vertically. -1 is horizontal. 1 is vertical.
Color Color tint of the bloom glow.

Chromatic Aberration

Scene with chromatic aberration.

Splits apart the red, green and blue channels of the image, especially towards the edges of the screen.

Property Description
Intensity The strength of the chromatic aberration effect. Higher values look more distorted.

Color Grading

Scene with no effects. Use for comparison with the images below.

Adjust the colors of the screen.

White Balance

White balance temperature decreased.
Property Description
Temperature Set the white balance to a custom temperature. Higher values are warmer while lower values are cooler.
Tint Tint the white balance. Green tint with lower values and magenta with higher values.


Color filter to tint scene orange.
Hue shift.
Decreased saturation.
Increased brightness.
Increased contrast.
Property Description
Color Filter Tint the entire image with the given color.
Hue Shift Slides the hue of all colors in the scene, recoloring all objects.
Saturation Control the intensity of colors in the resulting view of the scene.
Brightness Darken or lighten the view of the scene.
Contrast Emphasise the differences in color and value of objects in the scene.

Channel Mixer

This section adjusts the influence of each input color channel on the final view of the scene.

E.g. Selecting Red, and increasing the values of the "Green" field up from 0 will tint all green areas of the scene towards red.

Property Description
Red, Green and Blue buttons Which color channel to adjust.
Red Increase the contribution of red to the chosen channel.
Green Increase the contribution of green to the chosen channel.
Blue Increase the contribution of blue to the chosen channel.

Depth Of Field

Depth of field effect.

Depth of field simulates a camera's focus effect, where the camera has a focal plane and anything much closer or much farther will be out of focus.

Property Description
Focus Distance The distance to the focus plane.
Aperture The ratio of the aperture, or the f-stop, of the simulated camera. Smaller values will focus closer to the camera.
Focal Length The distance between the simulated lens and film. Larger values result in a shallower depth of field.
Max Blur Size The maximum size of the blur effect placed on out-of-focus objects. Increasing this above medium may harm performance on slower computers.


Grain effect.

Creates a dynamic static effect across the screen.

Property Description
Colored Should the grain effect have random colors throughout, or should it be monochrome (black and white).
Intensity How visible the grain effect is.
Size The size of the grain effect particles.
Luminance Contribution Alter the strength of noise based on the luminance of the scene. Lower values result in more noise in lighter areas.

Lens Distortion

Lens distortion.

Distorts the screen by squashing, stretching and bulging it.

Property Description
Intensity The strength of the effect.
X Multiplier The strength of the effect horizontally.
Y Multiplier The strength of the effect vertically.
Center X Offset the effect horizontally.
Center Y Offset the effect vertically.
Scale Zoom the effect in or out


Vignette effect.
Property Description
Color The Vignette color.
Center Center of the vignette effect.
Intensity The strength of the effect. Controls how far into the screen the vignette reaches.
Smoothness Blurs the edges of the vignette. A value of 0 creates a crisp edge.
Roundness How square or round the vignette is. Low values are closer to a square, while a value of 1 is a perfect oval.
Rounded If the effect should have equal width and height. When on the vignette will form a circle, rather than an oval stretched across the screen.