marbling - Man Page

Marble-like or cloud-like patterns.


marbling [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-scale number] [-iterations number] [-fps]


This generates a random field with Perlin Noise, then permutes it with Fractal Brownian Motion to create images that somewhat resemble clouds, or the striations in marble, depending on the parameters selected and the colors chosen.


-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: 10000 (0.01 seconds).

-scale number

Scale. 1 - 30.  Default: 10.

-iterations number

Complexity.  1 - 20.  Default: 5.

-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 and Dave Odell.


6.04-1.fc37.1 (23-Jul-2022) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual