binaryhorizon [-fps] [-install] [-noinstall] [-mono] [-root] [-visual visual] [-window] [-window-id window-id] [-color] [-no-color] [-growth-delay delayms] [-particle-number particles] [-duration secs] [-bicolor] [-monocolor]
A system of path tracing particles evolves continuously from an initial horizon, alternating between colors.
Ported (with some extensions) from the code by J. Tarbell at http://complexification.net
binaryhorizon accepts the following options:
Display the current frame rate and CPU load.
Install a private colormap for the window.
If on a color display, pretend we're on a monochrome display.
Don't install a private colormap for the window.
Draw on the root window.
- -visual visual
Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a visual class or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.
Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
- -window-id window-id
Specify which window id to use.
- -color (Default)
Particles have random generated colors that gradually change over time.
Use the original black and white visualization.
- -bicolor (Default)
Particles have 2 random colors, starting as white and black.
Particles have 2 colors, one starting as white and gradually changing, and one staying black.
- -fade (Default)
Particles gradually fade between colors over time.
Every particle is a random color.
- -growth-delay delayms (Default: 10000)
Delay in ms between growth cycles. More delay, slower (but less CPU intensive).
- -particles-number particles (Default: 5000)
The number of particles in the system. With more particles the fps can also be affected.
- -duration secs (Default: 30)
How long between full resets.
to get the default host and display number.
to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.
Copyright co 2020 by Patrick Leiser, (email@example.com, http://www.patronics.org).
based on Copyright © 2003 by J. Tarbell (firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.complexification.net).
Ported to XScreensaver by Emilio Del Tessandoro (email@example.com)
Patrick Leiser <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mar-20
J. Tarbell <email@example.com>, Jun-03
Emilio Del Tessandoro <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Aug-14