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Kaleidescope - rotating line segments
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]
The kaleidescope program draws line segments in a symmetric pattern
that evolves over time.
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 a private colormap for the window.
Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a
visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific
The number of segments to draw. Default is 7.
The number of trails to draw. Default is 100.
The rate at which segments rotate around their center. Default
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ron Tapia <email@example.com>, 20-Mar-97.