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solarwinds — mesmerizing particle effects saver.

Synopsis

solarwinds [--root/-r] [--maxfps/-x number] [--vsync/-y number] [--dpms/-M number] [--preset/-R number] [--winds/-w number] [--emitters/-e number] [--particles/-p number] [--geometry/-g number] [--size/-s number] [--windspeed/-W number] [--emitterspeed/-E number] [--particlespeed/-P number] [--blur/-b number]

Description

From Terry Walsh (http://reallyslick.com): "This is a very mesmerizing particle effects saver. Tweak the settings a little and you'll find that you can achieve an amazing number of different patterns. You can also connect the particles with lines for a very different effect."

Ported to Linux by Tugrul Galatali.

Options

--root

Draw on the root window.

--maxfps number

Set maximum frame rate.

--vsync number

Limit redraws to specified number of vertical refreshes.  0 - 100.  Default: 1

--dpms number

Stop rendering new frames if the display is not on.  0 - 1.  Default: 1

--preset number
1 - Regular (--regular)
2 - Cosmic Strings (--cosmicstrings)
3 - Cold Pricklies (--coldpricklies)
4 - Space Fur (--spacefur)
5 - Jiggly (--jiggy)
6 - Undertow (--undertow)

Presets that override all options that come before it on the command line.  1 - 6.  Default: 1

--winds number

Winds.  1 - 10.  Default: 1

--emitters number

Emitters per wind.  1 - 1000.  Default: 30

--particles number

Particles per wind.  0 - 10000.  Default: 2000

--geometry number
0 - Lights (--lights)
1 - Points (--points)
2 - Lines (--lines)

Type of geometry.  0 - 2.  Default: 0

--size number

Particle Size.  1 - 100.  Default: 50

--windspeed number

Wind Speed.  1 - 100.  Default: 20

--emitterspeed number

Emitter Speed.  1 - 100.  Default: 15

--particlespeed number

Particle Speed.  1 - 100.  Default: 10

--blur number

Motion Blur.  0 - 100.  Default: 40

Environment

DISPLAY

to get the default host and display number.

See Also

X(1),

Author

Terry Walsh and Tugrul Galatali <tugrul@galatali.com>

Info

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