glmatrix - Man Page

simulates the title sequence effect of the movie

Synopsis

glmatrix [--display host:display.screen] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number][--install] [--visual visual]  [--delay usecs]  [--speed ratio] [--density pct] [--no-fog] [--no-waves] [--no-rotate] [--binary] [--hexadecimal] [--dna] [--clock] [--timefmt fmt] [--wireframe] [--fps]

Description

The glmatrix program draws the 3D "digital rain" effect, as seen in the title sequence of the Wachowski brothers' film, "The Matrix".

Also see xmatrix(6x) for a 2D rendering of the similar effect that appeared on the computer monitors actually in the movie.

Options

glmatrix accepts the following options:

--window

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

--root

Draw on the root window.

--window-id number

Draw on the specified 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 usecs

The delay between frames of the animation, in microseconds: default 30000.

--speed ratio

How fast the glyphs should move; default 1.0.  2.0 means twice as fast, 0.5 means half as fast.

--density percentage

The approximate percentage of the screen that should be filled with  characters at any given time.  Default 20%.

--no-fog

By default, glyphs are dimmer the farther away they are.  This  argument disables that.

--no-waves

By default, waves of color roll down the columns of glyphs.  This argument disables that.

--no-rotate

By default, the scene slowly tilts and rotates.  This argument disables that.

--binary

Instead of displaying Matrix glyphs, only display ones and zeros.

--hexadecimal

Instead of displaying Matrix glyphs, display hexadecimal digits.

--dna

Instead of displaying Matrix glyphs, display genetic code (guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine.)

--clock

Hide a clock displaying the current time somewhere in the glyphs.

--timefmt strftime-string

How to format the clock when --clock is specified. Default " %l%M%p ".

--speed ratio

Less than 1 for slower, greater than 1 for faster.  Default 1.

--wireframe

Just draw boxes instead of textured characters.

--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.

XSCREENSAVER_WINDOW

The window ID to use with --root.

See Also

xmatrix(6x), X(1), xscreensaver(1)

Author

Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>, 8-Jun-2003.

Info

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