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)


Jamie Zawinski.


5.36-4.fc26 (10-Feb-2017) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual