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       polyhedra - draws the 80 uniform polyhedra and their duals



       polyhedra  [-display  host:display.screen]  [-visual  visual] [-window]
       [-root] [-delay number] [-speed float] [-duration seconds] [-no-wander]
       [-spin XYZ] [-wireframe] [-no-titles] [-which name] [-wireframe] [-fps]


       This program  renders  160  different  3D  solids,  and  displays  some
       information about each.  A new solid is chosen every few seconds.

       There  are 75 uniform polyhedra, plus an inifinite number of prisms and

         * Convex Uniform Polyhedra:
           * Platonic solids (5)
           * Archimedean solids (13)
           * Convex prisms and antiprisms (2 infinite families)
         * Nonconvex Uniform Polyhedra:
           * Kepler-Poinsot polyhedra (4)
           * Nonconvex uniform polyhedra (53)
           * Nonconvex prisms, antiprisms, and crossed antiprisms
             (3 infinite families)

       Representative samples of the prism sets brings the total to 80 solids.
       Including  the dual of each brings the total up to 160.  (To create the
       "dual" of a polyhedron, faces are replaced with vertices, and  vertices
       with faces.)


       -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

       -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:  30000  (0.03

       -speed number
               Larger numbers mean run faster.  Default: 1.0.

       -duration seconds
               How long before switching to  a  new  polyhedron.   Default  12

       -wander | -no-wander
               Whether the objects should wander around the screen.

       -spin [XYZ] | -no-spin
               Which axes, if any, to spin around on.

       -titles | -no-titles
               Whether to display text describing each object.

       -which object-name
               Display only one particular object, identified by number, name,
               or Whthoff symbol.

       -wireframe | -no-wireframe
               Render in wireframe instead of solid.

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


       When running in a window, you can rotate the  object  with  the  mouse.
       Also, the following keystrokes are defined:

       SPC or TAB  Select a new polyhedron at random.

       + or >      Select the next-higher-numbered polyhedron.

       - or <      Select the next-lower-numbered polyhedron.

       ESC or ^C   Quit.


       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.


       X(1), xscreensaver(1)


       Copyright © 1991-2002 Dr. Zvi Har’El.

       Copyright © 2004 Jamie Zawinski.   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


       Based  on  the  program kaleido ("Kaleidoscopic construction of uniform
       polyhedra"), by Dr. Zvi Har’El <>

       Adapted for OpenGL and XScreenSaver by Jamie Zawinski, 2004.