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Nakagin Capsule Tower screen saver.


nakagin [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--delay number] [--speed number] [--no-spin] [--wander] [--no-tilt] [--wireframe] [--fps]


The Nakagin Capsule Tower was demolished in 2022, but this version will continue to grow forever.

Constructed in 1972, the building was composed of small prefabricated rooms attached to the two central towers.  The capsules were intended to be mass produced and replaceable.  Utilities and fittings were installed before the capsules were shipped to the site.


--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.

--window-id number

Draw on the specified window.

--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.

--spin | --no-spin

Whether the building should slowly rotate.

--wander | --no-wander

Whether the building should wander around the screen.

--tilt | --no-tilt

Whether the observer should look up and down.

--wireframe | --no-wireframe

Render in wireframe instead of solid.

--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.


The window ID to use with --root.

See Also,
X(1), xscreensaver(1)


Jamie Zawinski.


6.08-2.fc40 (27-Jan-2024) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual