- Screensavers used to be a way to prevent dead pixels from appearing on old monitors.
- Nowadays they are purely cosmetic, and some of them are truly astounding.
- The list below is a compilation of the most popular 3D screensavers that you can get.
- Get one, and see for yourself how enjoyable using your PC will become!
Lots of Windows screensavers are flat and two-dimensional. However, there are also plenty of alternative 3D screensavers that can add a visual extravaganza to Windows.
Those screensavers can have fully 3D landscapes, rotating camera angles or include some glossy 3D effects that the 2D alternatives just can’t match. These are ten 3D screensavers that add a little extra sparkle to Windows.
Which are the best 3D screensavers for Windows 10?
Rather than being a screensaver itself, DeskScapes is a software tool that gives you access to a multitude of other screensavers by granting you access to a wide library that also includes live wallpapers.
Additionally, you can use DeskScapes to create your own live wallpapers and screensavers from photos and videos that you already own.
These will then be transformed into videos that will run on your desktop continuously on a loop, and you can also add certain special effects to make the end-result all the more appealing.
Turn a family photo or a short video of a lake into a screensaver, and think about the good old times with you own screensavers, all thanks to DeskScapes.
Transform your videos into live wallpapers and screensavers and immortalize your special moments with DeskScapes!
This next tool follows the same principle as the previous ones, allowing you to transform your own home videos and photos into fantastic live wallpapers and screensavers.
Besides, these home-made screensavers and wallpapers can be made self-extracting so that you can also share them with friends and family.
It boasts 100 transition effects, so screensavers and wallpapers made up of photos won’t just like like a boring PowerPoint presentation, but they will feel as alive as an actual video.
Besides, the screensavers that you create can also be made to have sounds, making it great for the overall atmosphere of the room.
Liven your desktop with either a live wallpaper or a screensaver of your own making with Screensaver Wonder!
The Microsoft Store is filled with screensavers and live wallpapers that you can buy, and a lot of them are 3D as well, one great example being Earth 3D Live Wallpaper.
This amazing wallpaper/screensaver will give you a fantastic 3D representation of our planet as it rotates into space.
The model of the globe is very detailed, and you can even use your mouse to zoom in and out of it as well so that you can see things in even greater detail.
All in all, if you’re into geography or stargazing, this is definitely a screensaver that you should try.
Those of you that are fans of the ocean and sea life will love the Ocean 3D Live Wallpaper, as it will make you feel as if you’re on a yacht traveling the high seas.
Enjoy incredibly realistic water effects as your sail endlessly through your desktop, and the great part is that you can use it both as a live wallpaper and as a screensaver.
The camera angle changes so you can enjoy different views of the water, and the clear blue sky will make you definitely miss the beach.
If you’re not the kind of person that is down to Earth, and you like the idea of space exploration, then Mars 3D Live Wallpaper is what you need.
It follows the same principle as Earth 3D Live Wallpaper, only this one display the red surface of Mars in all its glory.
It is fully animated and controllable, and you can use it as both a live wallpaper and as a screensaver to liven up your desktop while you’re away.
It is created in great detail, so you can enjoy the plant Mars in all it’s beauty, with surface craters, whirlwinds, and more.
That’s a very small selection of some of the great 3D screensavers for Windows 10. There are, of course, loads more 3D screensavers that you can spruce up Windows with. Which one is your favorite 3D screensaver?
FAQ: Learn more about screensavers
- Which are the best screensavers?
The question itself is debatable. However, here’s a list of the most popular screensavers that you can get today!
- Do screensavers use a lot of resources?
Not at all. In fact, a lot of screensavers are made to be very resource-efficient, even 3D ones.
- Are screensavers and live wallpapers the same?
No, they are not. Live wallpapers run while you are working on your PC, while screensavers usually trigger when you are away from it. If you’re considering one, check out our list of best live wallpapers.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in November 2017 and was revamped and updated in December 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
This post was written by Matthew Adams and was first posted to WindowsReport