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geodesic — animates a mesh geodesic sphere.

Synopsis

geodesic [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-mode mode] [-no-wander] [-no-spin] [-fps] [-delay number] [-speed number] [-count number]

Description

Animates a mesh geodesic sphere of increasing and decreasing complexity. A geodesic sphere is an icosohedron whose equilateral faces are sub-divided into non-equilateral triangles to more closely approximate a sphere.

The animation shows the equilateral triangles subdivided into four coplanar equilateral triangles; and then inflated outward, causing the sub-triangles to no longer be equilateral, but to more closely approximate the surface of a sphere.

Options

-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.
-window
Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
-root
Draw on the root window.
-mode mesh | solid | stellated | stellated2 | wire
Face/edge display style. Default mesh.
-wander | -no-wander
Whether the object should wander around the screen.
-spin | -no-spin
Whether the object should spin.
-fps | -no-fps
Whether to show a frames-per-second display at the bottom of the screen.
-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.
-count number
Depth (frequency) of the geodesic sphere. Default: 4.

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

Jamie Zawinski.

Info

5.36-3.fc26 (21-Oct-2016) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual