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cool 3D backgrounds for computersDoes it feel like your desktop wallpaper is starting to peel off? Can you no longer see that green grass pasture? Sounds like it’s time for some desktop freshness!

One of my secret joys is to browse for beautiful wallpapers online. I raid all kinds of sources off the beaten track. The image to the left for example is from stock.xchng, a site I often visit for my imaging needs.

One particularly interesting wallpaper category is three dimensional (3D) desktop backgrounds. Below, I have compiled 9 fascinating and cool 3D backgrounds for computers in no particular order.

At World’s Edge (Winter)

via Digital Blasphemy

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Digital Blasphemy has turned into a commercial service. However, this wallpaper is one of their free samples of 3D backgrounds for computers. If you frequently browse wallpaper sites, you will discover a lot of work from Digital Blasphemy.

Resolutions: 1280 x 1024, 1600 x 1200, 1680 x 1050, and several more for mobile phones.

3D Graphics Cube

via 4wallpapers

3D backgrounds for computers

When you just got rid of a cluttered desktop, you might feel withdrawal. This wallpaper adds some chaos back onto your screen.

Resolutions: 1280 x 800, 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050

Man Tree

via Wallpaper Seek

3D backgrounds for computers

An absolutely fascinating piece of art and almost scary. Wallpaper Seek is a great resource for artsy wallpapers like these.

Resolutions: 1280 x 800, 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1200, 2560 x 1600

Neon Virus

via WallpaperStock

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Lovely and abstract viruses for a fresh desktop.

Resolutions: 1280 x 800, 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1200

The Comb

via Wallpaper Web

free 3d backgrounds

I’m not quite sure why this one is called The Comb, but it reminds me of an insect’s compound eye. It definitely looks like a biological structure.

Resolutions: 1280 x 800, 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1200

Green Lights in Universe

via Flash-Screen

free 3d backgrounds

When you click on the wallpaper over at the site, its default resolution is revealed and you can select your resolution from the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. You can also select to auto-fit to your screen resolution or create a custom resolution. Furthermore, the menu bar allows you to rate and browse wallpapers on Flash-Screen.

Resolutions: (m)any

Interactive Sea Things

via artDIGITALdesign

free 3d backgrounds and wallpaper

Here we have an animated and interactive wallpaper. You can separate the units of this Sea Thing to create many different things.

To install, download the ZIP file, unpack it, right-click on your desktop, select > Properties and switch to the > Desktop tab. Here select > none as Background and select the color > black from the bottom right. Now > Browse for the Sea Things > htm file that you downloaded and unzipped. Open this file and click > OK to start the fun.

Resolutions: detected automatically

Loneliness Fortress IV

via Desktop Wallpapers

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Desktop Wallpapers truly delivers stunning backgrounds for your desktop.

Resolutions: 1024 x 768, 1152 x 864, 1280 x 860, 1280 x 1024, 1280 x 800, 1440 x 900, 1600 x 1200, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1200

Molecular Geometry

via 3D Wallpapers

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When you stare at these swirls for too long, it will feel like it’s going to suck you right in. This site also has a code maker for MySpace, which provides MySpace/LiveVideo backgrounds and transparant tables.

Resolutions: 1280 x 800, 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1200

Do you enjoy nature? You might want to check out these 10 Beautiful Green Grass Wallpapers 10 Beautiful Green Grass Wallpapers 10 Beautiful Green Grass Wallpapers Read More .

Feeling creative? Saikat wrote an article about How To Create Top Quality Computer Desktop Wallpapers How to Create Top Quality Computer Desktop Wallpapers How to Create Top Quality Computer Desktop Wallpapers Read More .

Can’t enjoy your wallpaper because youre desktop is cluttered with shortcuts and other stuff? I recently outlined 7 Simple Steps To An Awesome Minimalist Desktop 7 Simple Steps To An Awesome Minimalist Desktop 7 Simple Steps To An Awesome Minimalist Desktop Read More .

What else do you want to know about desktop wallpapers? Or did I miss your favorite 3D wallpaper?

Image source:fangol

cool 3d backgrounds for computers

  1. NavaPavan
    March 18, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    The wallpapers are amazing especially the Tree Man

  2. Hermitbiker
    March 13, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    .... only 9 awesome wallpapers.... 3D or not I wish there were more !! :)

    • beathen
      March 17, 2010 at 9:48 pm

      Click the website links below each wallpaper title and you can find hundreds more. I've been click through different sites for days and there are a lot of great wallpapers!

  3. Maryline Latorre
    March 13, 2010 at 8:48 am

    great wallpapers ideas! Thanks Tina!

  4. Huh
    March 8, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    3D? What 3D? 1600x1200 is 3D?

    Give me a break! Aren't all photos 3D then?

    • Tina
      March 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm

      The idea of a 3D wallpaper is that it is a graphic created by a computer, which imitates reality, and as a side effect may create a visual depth similar to real 3D. The images above may not all qualify under both definitions.

      For a better explanation please read this Wikipedia article:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_graphics

  5. Tina
    March 8, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    The idea of a 3D wallpaper is that it is a graphic created by a computer, which imitates reality, and as a side effect may create a visual depth similar to real 3D. The images above may not all qualify under both definitions.

    For a better explanation please read this Wikipedia article:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3...

  6. mlah
    March 7, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I would assume the comb refers to honeycombs

    • Tina
      March 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm

      Now that you said it the scales fell from my eyes. Thank you!

    • SHINGLE BUTT
      April 9, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Show me the way home, I'm tired and I want to go to bed!
      gfhijtrfgijtrgnm5ktjg5nyhtmhiPOOPfgfguhf hi!

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