# Depth Parallax

The Depth Parallax effect allows you to create a perceived 3D depth for your images. This effect requires you to enable Camera Parallax in the scene settings of the editor, followed by setting the parallax depth to 0 for the current layer.

We highly recommend reading the full guide on the Depth Parallax, as the initial set-up of the effect is more complicated than usual:

# Installing the Free Editor Extensions DLC

In order to make the most out of the Depth Parallax effect, you must first install the Free Editor Extensions DLC. This is necessary to generate a high-quality depth map that this effect uses.

The DLC downloads a complex neural network which handles the generation of the depth map. The neural network requires multiple gigabytes of disk space, which is why we decided to make this feature an optional DLC to keep the base size of Wallpaper Engine as small as possible.

Users of your wallpaper do not need this DLC in order to use your wallpaper to the full extent, the DLC is only required to generate the high-quality depth map for this effect.

# Effect Settings

  • Quality: The quality decides the number of samples this effect processes. It has three values:
    • Basic: 1 Sample, very high performance, recommended for basic uses of the effect.
    • Occlusion Performance: 30 Samples, Average Performance, recommended for most usage scenarios of this effect.
    • Occlusion Quality: 50 Samples, Low Performance, recommended for scenarios with high depth and perspective settings.
  • Depth Map: Texture that describes the different levels of depth in the image. We recommend you auto-generate this with the free Editor Extensions DLC as described above.
  • Opacity Mask: Let's you disable the effect or lower its intensity in selected parts of the image by painting a map over the respective areas.
  • Center: Changes the focus point of the Depth.
  • Depth: Decides the mouse influence on the horizontal (X) and vertical (Y) axis. You can configure them individually to restrict the left-right and up-down movement.
  • Perspective: The strength of the perceived 3D depth effect.