Wallpaper Engine

Wallpaper Engine

387 ratings
Type: Web
Rating: Everyone
Genre: Abstract
Resolution: Other Resolution
Category: Wallpaper
File Size
0.962 MB
Feb 22, 2017 @ 1:30pm
Jun 6, 2018 @ 10:23am
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A more abstract audio wallpaper. Bars will track peaks near them and try to follow the peak.

Warning: Depending on settings and music this wallpaper can contain fast flashing graphics. This wallpaper may cause discomfort and trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.

The main effect in this wallpaper is related to peaks in the audio data. The bars on screen are design to try and track those.
  • Try setting both "Peak Detection" and "Peak Search" value to 0 to avoid all movement of bars and get 1 bar per value.
  • Keep the "Peak Detection" value under the "Peak Search" value to have regular new bar spawns. Raising it above will cause new bars to only spawn in larger gaps.
  • Lower values ( 0-4 ) for the peak search and peak detection settings can make a huge difference on their own in the effect.
  • When having less "bars" on screen I suggest to raise the "move speed" setting to compensate.
  • The originally intended settings are : "Peak Detection": 14, "Peak Search": 16, "Move Speed": ~850. I have different default settings now as I thought these might be a little too abstract.

  • Color gradient up to 5 colors
  • Some visual settings
  • Background image/color/slideshow
  • Glow effect

  • ...

  • Removed unused option
  • Fixed a bug with unsaturated colors ( aka b/w & grays ) in the gradient.
  • Added a bunch of different layouts
  • Added a value scale option to either emphasize peak values or emphasize lower values.
  • Fixed some bugs with the slideshow code.
  • Added ability to enable/disable individual transitions
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Kalümmel Nov 1, 2018 @ 5:47am 
The Best Wallpaper i found.. and its Amazing.. cant be topped
reason00 Oct 9, 2018 @ 5:05am 
Не работает
Squee  [author] Oct 2, 2018 @ 11:52am 
Can't speak for processing or touchdesigner as I never used them. This was done with basic javascript that draws on an html canvas. Wallpaper engine processes the audio and supplies data to the javascript. If you want to go that route there are some good starter guides under wallpaper engines own guides if you look for biohazards own html and audio wallpaper guides and go from there. The rest is just putting in a lot of hours :)

If you are familiar with processing there is a processing library for javascript called P5.js, but personally found that drawing on a canvas in javascript was pretty straight forward. But expect to run into some limitation or performance issues if you want to go all out. It isn't the most efficient way to draw ( just one i was familiar with ).

There are other routes though. I believe with the normal editor you can use shaders to manipulate 3d objects for audio effects too, but my shader skills are almost non existent.
cashcroft1 Oct 2, 2018 @ 6:41am 
easily the coolest wallpeper ive found! Can watch it for hours, especially under the influence ;) would love a point in the right direction on how i could make something like this? processing? touch designer? :)
MyAnooseIsLoose Jul 6, 2017 @ 5:33am 
Wow, so many settings. Your wallpapers are the best! Good work.
Jim Apr 10, 2017 @ 2:36pm 
Your Wallpapers are the best audio responsive wallpapers, really well made and best audio normalization which most others don't get right. I also like the two disco ones. Keep up the good work! Thx!
MorpheusNoble Mar 7, 2017 @ 11:30pm 
Is Pretty good though may trigger my epilepsysdlk fafid oHoihp d iophg OHI {EE{ OFI {OIEeWSA*08e3 [0[ W3 gesuj
Kinjry does a nom Mar 2, 2017 @ 10:34am 
@squee It took a while, but I found a background and tweaked it so it's not so seizure inducing. It's kind of like watching a road zoom past in front of you, it's really cool to just watch, love it :D
Squee  [author] Mar 1, 2017 @ 5:41pm 
@kinjry looks nice .. I didn't expect this one to be used fullscreen even though I added it as an option. I always expect people to consider that to flashy/agressive.
Kinjry does a nom Feb 27, 2017 @ 11:23pm 
Ment to post this one, my bad. Barcode takes some tweaking but it can be pretty sweet once you get it going.