How to use Cinemachinie Virtual Camera Extensions: Post Processing Volumes

The final extension for cinemachine virtual cameras I will be covering in this series is by far my favorite. Adding different post-process volumes to different virtual cameras is a great way to spice up your game mood, so let’s get started.

If you are using a new version of Unity and the HDRP Pipeline, you will need to add a Cinemachine Volume Settings Extension to your virtual camera. If you are using an older version of Unity, you may need to add Post Processing to your project and main camera first, before adding a Cinemachine Post Process Extension. You can assign an existing Volume Profile, or create a New one.

I make two new volume profiles. Our player Bob gets his own profile, as does Scout, who will be a FPS view drone following and targeting Bob.

Both virtual cameras have their respective volume profiles assigned.

Now we need to add Overrides to each of the profiles.

Bob gets a handful off FX. I really want to make these profiles obviously different, so I went overboard with some of the settings.

Here is Bob’s cam, which is a 3rd person follow camera.

Here is Bob in action!

The second camera gets some FX of it’s own. A little Film Grain will help with that robotic vision look.

This camera is also using a Storyboard extension to overlay a targeting PNG image. There is also a healthy amount of hand-held camera shake.

Now Bob is running for his life from a killer robot!

That concludes this mini-series on extensions for cinemachine virtual cameras. I hope you learned a lot, and thanks for reading!

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