dymaxionmap man page

dymaxionmap — An animation of Buckminster Fuller's unwrapped icosahedral globe.


dymaxionmap [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-no-wander] [-no-roll] [-no-stars] [-wireframe] [-fps]


Buckminster Fuller's map of the Earth projected onto the surface of an unfolded icosahedron. It depicts the Earth's continents as one island, or nearly contiguous land masses.


-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: 20000 (0.02 seconds).

-wander | -no-wander

Whether the object should wander around the screen.

-roll | -no-roll

Whether the object should roll randomly.

-stars | -no-stars

Whether to display a star field.

-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.


5.39-6.fc29.1 (15-Jul-2018) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual