glplanet man page

glplanet — rotating 3d texture-mapped planet.


glplanet [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-image file] [-resolution number] [-wireframe] [-fps]


Draws a planet bouncing around in space.  The built-in image is a map of the earth, but you can wrap any texture around the sphere, e.g., the planetary textures that come with `ssystem'.


-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.).

-images file

The texture map to wrap around the planet's surface.


The resolution of the planet. Default: 128.


Render in wireframe instead of solid.


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



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)


David Konerding.


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