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       sballs - draws balls spinning like crazy in GL


       sballs   [-display   host:display.screen]  [-window]  [-root]  [-visual
       visual]   [-delay   microseconds]   [-object   object_number]   [-count
       number_of_spheres]   [-cycles   sphere_speed]   [-size   viewport_size]
       [-texture]  [-no-texture]  [-wireframe]  [-no-wireframe]  [-trackmouse]
       [-no-trackmouse] [-fps] [-no-fps]


       The  sballs  program draws an animation of balls spinning like crazy in


       sballs accepts the following options:

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

       -root   Draw on the root window.

               Install a private colormap for the window.

       -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

       -fps    Display a running tally of how many frames per second are being
               rendered.   In  conjunction with -delay 0, this can be a useful
               benchmark of your GL performance.

       -object object_number
               Specify how  the  spheres  are  grouped  (forming  an  object).
               Objects are:

       1         tetrahedron

       2         cube. This is the default.

       3         octahedron

       4         dodecahedron

       5         icosahedron

       6         plane

       7         pyramid

       8         star

       -count number_of_spheres
               Specify how much spheres are drawn in the selected object.

       -size viewport_size
               Viewport  of  GL scene is specified size if greater than 32 and
               less  than  screensize.  Default  value  is  0,  meaning   full

       -count number_of_particles
               Specify  how much fire particles are drawn. A very special case
               is 0 wich means that you get rain !

               Show a textured background and spheres. This is the default.

               Disables texturing the animation.

               Let the  mouse  be  a  joystick  to  change  the  view  of  the
               animation.  This implies -no-wander.

               Disables mouse tracking. This is the default.

       -wire   Draw a wireframe rendition of the spheres.


       DISPLAY 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.


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       Copyright © 2001 by Eric Lassauge.  Permission to  use,  copy,  modify,
       distribute,  and  sell  this  software  and  its  documentation for any
       purpose  is  hereby  granted  without  fee,  provided  that  the  above
       copyright  notice  appear  in  all  copies and that both that copyright
       notice and this permission notice appear in  supporting  documentation.
       No  representations are made about the suitability of this software for
       any purpose.  It  is  provided  "as  is"  without  express  or  implied

       The  original  code  for  this  mode  was  written  by  Mustata  Bogdan
       (LoneRunner)  <>  and   can   be   found   at


       Mustata  Bogdan (LoneRunner) <> Eric Lassauge