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NAME

        Kaleidescope - rotating line segments
 

SYNOPSIS

        kaleidescope [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-back-
        ground   color]   [-window]   [-root]   [-install]   [-visual   visual]
        [-color_mode  mono  |  nice  |  greedy] [-nsegments int] [-ntrails int]
        [-local_rotation int] [-global_rotation int]  [-delay  usecs]  [-redmin
        int]  [-greenmin  int] [-bluemin int] [-redrange int] [-greenrange int]
        [-bluerange int] [-fps]
 

DESCRIPTION

        The kaleidescope program draws line segments  in  a  symmetric  pattern
        that evolves over time.
 

OPTIONS

        kaleidescope accepts the following options:
 
        -root   Draw on the root window.
 
        -color_mode mono | nice | greedy
                Specify  how  kaleidescope  uses  colors.  Mono  uses  just the
                default foreground and background colors. Nice uses  one  color
                for each segment (specified by nsegments). Greedy uses (ntrails
                * nsegments) + 1  colors.
 
        -install
                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
                visual.
 
        -nsegments integer
                The number of segments to draw. Default is 7.
 
        -ntrails integer
                The number of trails to draw. Default is 100.
 
        -local_rotation integer
                The rate at which segments rotate around their center.  Default
                is -59.
 
        -global_rotation integer
                The rate at which segments rotate around the center of the win-
                dow.  Default is 1.
 
        -redmin, -greenmin, -bluemin, -redrange, -greenrange, -bluerange
                All take an integer argument. When colors are randomly  chosen,
                they  are  chosen  from the interval min to min plus range. The
                minimums default to 30000. The ranges default to 20000.
 
        -delay microseconds
                How much of a delay should be introduced between steps  of  the
                animation.  Default is 20000, or about 5 frames a second.
 
        -fps    Display the current frame rate and CPU load.
 

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.
        X(1), kaleidescope(6)
 

COPYRIGHT

        Copyright (C) 1997 by Ron Tapia.  Permission to use, copy, modify, dis-
        tribute,  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 per-
        mission 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 warranty.
 

AUTHOR

        Ron Tapia <tapia@nmia.com>, 20-Mar-97.