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3d spherical harmonic shapes.


spheremonics [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--delay number] [--duration number] [--resolution number] [--wander] [--no-spin] [--spin [XYZ]] [--wireframe] [--no-smooth] [--no-grid] [--bbox] [--fps]


These closed objects are commonly called spherical harmonics, although they are only remotely related to the mathematical definition found in the solution to certain wave functions, most notable the eigenfunctions of angular momentum operators.


--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.).

--duration number

Duration.  5 - 1000.  Default: 100.

--resolution number

Resolution.  5 - 100.  Default: 64.

--wander | --no-wander

Whether the object should wander around the screen.

--spin [XYZ]

Around which axes should the object spin?


Don't spin.


Render in wireframe instead of solid.

--smooth | --no-smooth

Smoothed Lines.  Boolean.

--grid | --no-grid

Draw Grid.  Boolean.

--bbox | --no-bbox

Draw Bounding Box.  Boolean.


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.


The window ID to use with --root.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1)


Paul Bourke and Jamie Zawinski.


6.09-1.fc41 (11-Jun-2024) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual