To install this mod, download this zipfile and extract the 'Directional Shield Impacts' folder to your SoaSE:R mod folder. A more complete guide to installing SoaSE:R mods can be found on the SoaSE forums.
This mod was inspired by a Star Trek mod that Max Loef was working on. He asked me if I could change the color of the shields depending on the settings of their race.
While I was modifying the shader to do this, I discovered it was actually relatively easy to make cooler effects. Max mentioned that one of the coolest things to have would be directional shield impact effects, so I started work on that. This is the result.