topblock - Man Page

a 3D world of falling blocks that build up and up.

Synopsis

topblock [--display host:display.screen] [--visual visual] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number] [--delay number] [--wireframe] [--fps] [--size number] [--spawn number] [--camX number] [--camY number] [--camZ number] [--rotate] [--no-carpet] [--no-nipples] [--blob] [--rotateSpeed number] [--follow] [--maxFalling number] [--resolution number] [--maxColors number] [--dropSpeed number] [--override]

Description

Creates a world of falling blocks that build up and up.

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.

--window

Draw on a newly-created window.  This is the default.

--root

Draw on the root window.

--window-id number

Draw on the specified window.

--delay number

Per-frame delay, in microseconds.  Default: 10000 (0.01 seconds.).

--wireframe | --no-wireframe

Render in wireframe instead of solid.

--fps

Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.

--size number

Size of the base/carpet.

--spawn number

Likeyhood of a new block being created per frame : 1 high, 1000 very low.

--camX number

Initial camera X location in the world.

--camY number

Initial camera Y location in the world.

--camZ number

Initial camera Z location in the world.

--rotate | -no-rotate

Add/Remove rotation to/from the animation.

--no-carpet

Remove the base/carpet.

--no-nipples

Remove nipples on the blocks (also applies to udders) (has no effect in blob mode).

--blob

Run in blob mode, blocks become over sized spheres.

--rotateSpeed number

Varries speed of world rotation.

--follow

Camera follows blocks as they fall instead of camera being semi static (stays with top block).

--maxFalling number

Maximum number of objects created before recycling occurs.

--resolution number

Resolution of tubes, disks and spheres.

--maxColors number

Number of different colors available to falling objects.

--dropSpeed number

Varries speed of falling objects.

--override

Overrides camera settings and provides a tunnel view.

Keys

a

Increases viewing X coordinate.

z

Decreases viewing X coordinate.

s

Increases viewing Y coordinate.

x

Decreases viewing Y coordinate.

d

Increases viewing Z coordinate.

c

Decreases viewing Z coordinate.

f

Increases camera location X coordinate.

v

Decreases camera location X coordinate.

g

Increases camera location Y coordinate.

b

Decreases camera location Y coordinate.

h

Increases camera location Z coordinate.

n

Decreases camera location Z coordinate.

r

Increases world rotation.

q

quit.

Examples

To see which block follow-mode is tracking, set the number of block colors to 1.

topblock -follow -maxColors 1

Environment

DISPLAY

to get the default host and display number.

XENVIRONMENT

to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.

XSCREENSAVER_WINDOW

The window ID to use with --root.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1),
https://www.jumpstation.co.uk/xscreensaver/topblock/

Author

rednuht <topblock.xscreensaver@jumpstation.co.uk>

Info

6.06-1.fc38.1 (21-Jan-2023) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual