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

Synopsis

topblock [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-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.

-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.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1)

Author

rednuht <topblock.xscreensaver@jumpstation.co.uk>  <http://www.jumpstation.co.uk/xscreensaver/topblock/>

Info

5.37-6.fc27.1 (15-Aug-2017) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual