tangram - Man Page

watch the computer solve tangram puzzles.


tangram [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-wireframe] [-viewing_time number] [-rotate] [-fps]


The tangram program uses a few basic shapes to build silhouettes of recognizable objects.


tangram accepts the following options:

-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.).

-wireframe | -no-wireframe

Render in wireframe instead of solid.

-viewing_time number

Specify the length of time, in seconds, that the finished puzzle should be displayed. Default: 5

-rotate | -no-rotate

Rotate the camera around the puzzle.


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)


Jeremy English <jhe@jeremyenglish.org>


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