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cubicgrid — rotating 3D lattice seen from inside

Synopsis

cubicgrid [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-install] [-delay microseconds] [-mono] [-speed number] [-zoom number] [-ticks number] [-bigdots] [-fps]

Description

This program shows the view of an observer located inside a set of points  arranged to a 3D lattice.  As the lattice rotates, various view-throughs appear  and evolve.  A simple idea with interesting results.

Options

cubicgrid accepts the following options:

-window

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

-root

Draw on the root window.

-install

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.

-delay microseconds

How long to pause between frames.  Default is 20000, or 0.02 second.

-mono

Draw in black and white.  If not used, a fixed all-color scheme is chosen.

-speed number

The maximum speed of the rotation.  The actual speed and axis change smoothly  for better effect.  0.5 - 10.  The default is 1.0.

-zoom number

Size of the lattice.  Ideally it should fill all the screen, but one may find  other values also interesting.  5 - 50.  The default of 20 should do for common  screen aspect ratios.

-ticks number

The count of points drawn along every axis.  10 - 100.  The default is 30.

-bigdots

Draw the points twice as big.

-fps

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

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

Vasek Potocek <vasek.potocek@post.cz>, Dec-28-07.

Info

5.37-6.fc27.1 (15-Aug-2017) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual