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morphing 3d shapes.


superquadrics [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-spinspeed number] [-count number] [-cycles number] [-wireframe] [-fps]


Ed Mackey reports that he wrote the first version of this program in BASIC on a Commodore 64 in 1987, as a 320x200 black and white wireframe. Now it is GL and has specular reflections.


-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: 40000 (0.04 seconds.).

-spinspeed number

0.1 - 15.0.  Default: 5.0.

-count number

0 - 100.  Default: 25.

-cycles number

0 - 100.  Default: 40.


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)


Ed Mackey.


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