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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]   [-cycles
        sphere_speed]  [-size  viewport_size]  [-texture] [-no-texture] [-wire-
        frame] [-no-wireframe] [-trackmouse] [-no-trackmouse] [-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 the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.
        -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
        -size viewport_size
                Viewport of GL scene is specified size if greater than  32  and
                less  than screensize. Default value is 0, meaning full screen-
                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  anima-
                tion.  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.
        X(1), xscreensaver(1)


        Copyright (C) 2001 by Eric Lassauge.  Permission to use, copy,  modify,
        distribute,  and  sell this software and its documentation for any pur-
        pose 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  repre-
        sentations are made about the suitability of this software for any pur-
        pose.  It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.
        The original code for this mode was written by Mustata Bogdan (LoneRun-
        ner)    <>    and    can    be    found    at


        Mustata Bogdan (LoneRunner) <> Eric  Lassauge