Generating 3D Desktop WallpapersApril 5, 2021
Tired of always seeing the same desktop wallpaper, in March of 2020 I set out to program a way to see a new desktop wallpaper every time I looked. I soon discovered how I could use Blender, a 3D graphics engine, with a scripting API to create 3D renderings using only Python.
Using Blender, I attempted to automate the process of creating visually appealing background images. The idea was to use an automated process to create several similar, yet unique images to use in a slideshow as my desktop wallpaper. By using a slideshow of similar images, I was able to create a desktop wallpaper that changed enough to seem new but didn't change so severely as to be a visual distraction.
I soon settled for a design of cubes floating and casting shadows over a three-colour gradient.