binaryring man page

binaryring — A system of path tracing particles evolves continuously from an initial creation.

Synopsis

binaryring [-fps] [-install] [-noinstall] [-mono] [-root] [-visual visual] [-window] [-window-id window-id] [-color] [-no-color] [-growth-delay delayms] [-particle-number particles] [-ring-radius radius]

Description

A system of path tracing particles evolves continuously from an initial circular creation. Ages of darkness play arbitrarily with ages of light.

Ported (with some extensions) from the code by J. Tarbell at http://complexification.net

Options

binaryring accepts the following options:

-fps
Display the current frame rate and CPU load.
-install
Install a private colormap for the window.
-mono
If on a color display, pretend we're on a monochrome display.
-noinstall
Don't install a private colormap for the window.
-root
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.
-window
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.
-no-color
Use the original black and white visualization.
-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.
-ring-radius radius (Default: 40)
The radius of the ring where the particles are born, in pixels.

Environment

DISPLAY
to get the default host and display number.
XENVIRONMENT
to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1)

Author

J. Tarbell <complex@complexification.net>, Jun-03

Emilio Del Tessandoro <emilio.deltessa@gmail.com>, Aug-14

Info

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