kaleidocycle - Man Page

draws twistable rings of tetrahedra

Synopsis

kaleidocycle [--display host:display.screen] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--visual visual] [--delay microseconds] [--count number] [--speed number] [--wander] [--no-wander] [--spin axes] [--no-spin] [--wireframe] [--fps]

Description

The kaleidocycle program draws a ring composed of tetrahedra connected at the edges that twists and rotates toroidally.  Segments are occasionally inserted or removed.

Options

kaleidocycle 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.

--count number

The initial number of segments. Default 16.  Must be 8 or greater, and an even number.

--speed number

Adjust the animation speed. 0.5 for half as fast, 2.0 for twice as fast.

--wander

Move the text around the screen.  This is the default.

--no-wander

Keep the text centered on the screen.

--spin

Which axes around which the text should spin.  The default is "Z", meaning rotate the object the plane of the screen only.

--no-spin

Don't spin the text at all: the same as --spin "".

--wireframe

Render in wireframe instead of solid.

--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

X(1), xscreensaver(1)

Author

Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>

Info

6.05-3.fc38 (06-Nov-2022) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual