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draws spinning 3D blobs


bouboule [--display host:display.screen] [--foreground color] [--background color] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number][--mono] [--install] [--visual visual] [--ncolors integer] [--delay microseconds] [--cycles integer] [--count integer] [-3d]



The bouboule program draws spinning 3D blobs.


bouboule accepts the following options:


Draw on a newly-created window.  This is the default.


Draw on the root window.

--window-id number

Draw on the specified window.


If on a color display, pretend we're on a monochrome display.


Install a private colormap for the 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.

--ncolors integer

How many colors should be used (if possible).  Default 64. The colors used cycle through the hue, making N stops around the color wheel.

--cycles integer
--count integer

Do red/blue 3d separations (for 3d glasses.)


Display the current frame rate and CPU load.



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.


The window ID to use with --root.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1), xlock(1)


Jeremie Petit <jpetit@essi.fr>, 1996.

3D support by Henrik Theiling <theiling@coli-uni-sb.de>, 04-Sep-96.

VMS support by Jouk Jansen <joukj@alpha.chem.uva.nl>, 01-Feb-96.

TrueColor support by David Bagley <bagleyd@bigfoot.com>, 01-Feb-96.

Ability to run standalone or with xscreensaver added by  Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 15-May-97.


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