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Hyding's Clarity - Regular

Preset for Star Citizen
Created by Hyding
Added Oct. 23, 2019
Updated 23 Oct 02:50 CEST
Shader used: ReShade
Preset description:
This preset gives Star Citizen a shot of additional clarity and depth without massively changing the basic color scheme. It was tested against Star Citizen 3.7.1 on a AMD Radeon RX5700 + Ryzen 3800X on a Dell U3011 wide gamut monitor. This preset was made to use in-game Gamma / Brighness / Contrast at their default of 50 and then adjusting these through ReShade. That doesn't mean you may not want to adjust your own for your monitor, just that starting back at 50 may be a good place to test the profile. I've provided a "Regular" (this preset) which will have the least FPS impact (6-7% on my RX 5700 XT), and "Max" version (Hyding's Clarity - Max for Star Citizen) which has around a 15% FPS hit. Both versions incorporate: * FXAA - to smooth a few jaggies * Emphasize - to improve ship cockpit views (reduces exterior light blurring MFDs and struts). Around a 2% performance hit on it's own so a quick thing to uncheck if you need more performance. * Clarity - boosts the overall image. * Tonemap - color and gamma adjustment along with removal of SC's "green fog" in interiors. * LumaSharpen - very subtle sharpening applied after most others * LevelsPlus - final color and contrast adjustments. The "Max" version (not this one) adds: * EyeAdapatation - simulates your pupils contracting based on darkening when there is a bright light in the center of the image (go star at Stanton to see it) while brightening the image if the center is very dark. You may love this, if not, just uncheck it. Around a 2% performance hit. * MXAO - adds ambient occlusion effects. These fake shadows/shading but are very minimal as higher it causes really weird looking Cockpit artifacts. Given that it has around a 5% impact on it's own, I didn't want to put this in the "Regular" version. Note on other shaders I tested: * SSDO was interesting (like an improved Ambient Occlusion) but causes too many artifacts in cockpits and is very slow or even unavailable to some GPUs. * I wanted to use HDR, which would have replaced LevelsPlus and worked well with Tonemap however HDR shader on Star Citizen causes a very distracting form of shimmer on flat metallic surfaces, which are everywhere in SC.
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Techniques=FXAA,Emphasize,Clarity,Tonemap,LumaSharpen,LevelsPlus TechniqueSorting=Before,FXAA,EyeAdaption,Emphasize,MXAO,Clarity,Tonemap,LumaSharpen,LevelsPlus,After,PPFXSSDO,PPFXBloom,PPFX_Godrays,Curves,PerfectPerspective,HDR,Depth3D,SMAA,DPX,FilmicAnamorphSharpen,AdaptiveFog,CinematicDOF,FilmicPass,Colourfulness,DisplayDepth,AdaptiveSharpen,AdvancedCRT,BloomAndLensFlares,ASCII,Border,AmbientLight,Chromakey,ColorMatrix,Cartoon,Daltonize,Crosshair,DepthHaze,ChromaticAberration,GaussianBlur,GP65CJ042DOF,CA,FilmGrain2,FilmGrain,GlitchB,Deband,HighPassSharp,Layer,HQ4X,KNearestNeighbors,LiftGammaGain,HSLShift,LightDoF_AutoFocus,LeiFx_Tech,LightDoF_Near,Levels,LUT,MagicDOF,MatsoDOF,MagicBloom,MartyMcFlyDOF,LightDoF_Far,Mode1,Monochrome,Mode2,MotionBlur,Mode3,MultiLUT,Nostalgia,Nightvision,NonLocalMeans,ReflectiveBumpmapping,RingDOF,StageDepth,SurfaceBlur,Technicolor,Technicolor2,TiltShift,Tint,UIDetect,TriDither,UIDetect_Before,UIDetect_After,UIMask_Bottom,UIMask_Top,Vibrance,Vignette PreprocessorDefinitions=RESHADE_DEPTH_INPUT_IS_LOGARITHMIC=1 [Clarity.fx] ClarityRadius=1 ClarityBlendMode=0 ClarityOffset=3.000000 ClarityDarkIntensity=0.526000 ClarityBlendIfDark=45 ClarityBlendIfLight=200 ClarityViewBlendIfMask=0 ClarityStrength=0.560000 ClarityLightIntensity=0.522000 ClarityViewMask=0 [Splitscreen.fx] splitscreen_mode=0 [Emphasize.fx] FocusDepth=0.694000 FocusRangeDepth=0.983000 Sphere_FocusVertical=0.526000 FocusEdgeDepth=0.276000 BlendColor=0.000000,0.000000,0.000000 Spherical=4294967295 Sphere_FieldOfView=89 Sphere_FocusHorizontal=0.655000 BlendFactor=0.823000 EffectFactor=0.353000 [EyeAdaption.fx] fAdp_Delay=0.832000 fAdp_Strength=0.645000 fAdp_TriggerRadius=2.500000 fAdp_BrightenMidtones=0.471000 fAdp_DarkenMidtones=0.344000 fAdp_Equilibrium=0.373000 fAdp_BrightenHighlights=0.448000 fAdp_DarkenHighlights=0.272000 fAdp_BrightenShadows=0.000000 fAdp_DarkenShadows=0.628000 [FXAA.fx] Subpix=0.582000 EdgeThreshold=0.297000 EdgeThresholdMin=0.017000 [LevelsPlus.fx] EnableLevels=4294967295 OutputWhitePoint=0.960784,0.960784,0.960784 HighlightClipping=0 InputBlackPoint=0.019608,0.019319,0.019319 InputWhitePoint=1.000000,0.983277,0.965686 InputGamma=0.988000,0.988000,0.988000 OutputBlackPoint=0.004902,0.004902,0.004902 enableACESFilmRec2020old=0 ColorRangeShift=0.000000,0.000000,0.000000 ColorRangeShiftSwitch=0 enableACESFilmRec2020=0 enableACESFitted=0 ACESLuminancePercentage=14,14,14 [LumaSharpen.fx] sharp_strength=0.900000 pattern=1 sharp_clamp=0.030000 offset_bias=0.983000 show_sharpen=0 [Tonemap.fx] Defog=0.065000 Bleach=0.250000 Gamma=0.853000 Exposure=0.000000 Saturation=0.112000 FogColor=0.258362,0.313725,0.292557

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