cubetwist man page

cubetwist — A series of nested cubes rotate and slide recursively.


cubetwist [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-speed number] [-thickness number] [-displacement number] [-no-flat] [-no-wander] [-no-spin] [-wireframe] [-fps]


A series of nested cubes rotate and slide recursively.


-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
Animation speed. 2.0 means twice as fast, 0.5 means half as fast.
-thickness number
Thickness of the cube edges. 0.005 - 0.2. Default: 0.05.
-displacement number
Displacement between nested cubes. 0.0 - 0.2. Default: 0.01.
-flat | -no-flat
Whether to use flat shading, or lighting. Default flat.
-wander | -no-wander
Whether the object should wander around the screen.
-spin | -no-spin
Whether the object should spin.
-wireframe | -no-wireframe
Render in wireframe instead of solid.
-fps | -no-fps
Whether to show a frames-per-second display at the bottom of the screen.


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)


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