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fuzzyflakes - falling snowflakes/flower shapes
fuzzyflakes [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color]
[-background color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual
visual] [-delay usecs] [-speed int] [-arms int] [-thickness int]
[-bthickness int] [-radius int] [-layers int] [-density int] [-no-db]
(-color string) (-random-colors) [-fps]
The fuzzyflakes program draws falling pastel colored snowflake/flower
shapes. Inspired by the credits of the anime "Azumanga Daioh".
fuzzyflakes accepts the following options:
-window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
-root Draw on the root window.
-mono If on a color display, pretend we’re on a monochrome display.
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 delay between steps of the animation, in microseconds.
How fast, 1-50. Default 10.
How many arms on the flakes; default 5.
How thick to make the lines; default 10 pixels.
How thick to make the borders; default 3 pixels.
Radius of the objects; default 20 pixels.
How many layers of objects; default 3.
-no-db Disable double-buffering.
The base color for the color scheme. Typed as a hexadecimal
triplet with or with out the leading #. ie. fa4563 & #43cd12
are both acceptable. If the saturation of you color is too low
(<0.03) the random color generator will kick in. The default
color is #efbea5
This enables the random color generation. It is disabled by
default. It overrides anything from -color
-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 © 2004 Barry Dmytro. 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
Barry Dmytro <email@example.com>
The color generation algorithm was borrowed from a friend <ZoeB> from
#firstname.lastname@example.org. Her site is http://beautifulfreak.net/. To
see her original code in action visit her site.