cubestorm - Man Page

a series of 3D boxes that fill space


cubestorm [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-speed float] [-count int] [-thickness float] [-no-wander] [-no-spin] [-wireframe] [-fps]


Draws a series of rotating 3D boxes that intersect each other and eventually fill space.


-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.


Draw on the root window.

-delay number

Per-frame delay, in microseconds.  Default: 30000 (0.03 seconds.).

-speed number

Larger numbers mean run faster.  Default: 1.0.

-count number

Number of cubes.  Default 4.

-thickness float

How thick the struts making up the cubes should be (0.0-1.0).  Default 0.06.

-wander | -no-wander

Whether the cubes should wander around the screen.

-spin | -no-spin

Whether the cubes should spin.

-wireframe | -no-wireframe

Render in wireframe instead of solid.


Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.



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.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1)


Jamie Zawinski.


6.04-1.fc37.1 (23-Jul-2022) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual