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       twang - pluck pieces of the screen


       twang  [-display  host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background
       color] [-window] [-root] [-mono]  [-install]  [-visual  visual]  [-shm]
       [-no-shm]   [-delay   usecs]  [-duration  secs]  [-border-color  color]
       [-border-width integer] [-event-chance fraction]  [-friction  fraction]
       [-springiness  fraction]  [-tile-size integer] [-transference fraction]


       Twang divides the screen into equal-sized tiles, and then  plucks  them
       in  various  ways.  Tiles  are affected by their neighbors, so waves of
       motion flow through the  grid.  This  manpage  describes  v1.3  of  the


       twang 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.

       -visual visual
               Which  visual  to  use.   Legal values are the name of a visual
               class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.


       -no-shm Use the shared memory  extension  (or  not,  respectively),  if
               available.   This may speed things up a bit, but probably won't
               make that much difference.  If  available,  defaults  to  true,
               resource useSHM.

       -delay microseconds
               The  interframe  delay,  in  microseconds.  Defaults  to 10000,
               resource delay.

       -duration seconds
               How long to run  before  loading  a  new  image.   Default  120

       -border-color color
               Color  of  the  border surrounding each tile. Defaults to blue,
               resource borderColor.

       -border-width integer
               Width of the border  surrounding  each  tile.  Defaults  to  3,
               resource borderWidth.

       -event-chance fraction
               The  chance,  per  iteration,  for  an  event to occur (such as
               tweaking the  orientation  of  a  tile),  in  the  range  0..1.
               Defaults to 0.01, resource eventChance.

       -friction fraction
               How  much  friction  there is in the system, in the range 0..1.
               This  is  the  amount  by  which  velocities  are  damped   per
               iteration.  Defaults to 0.05, resource friction.

       -springiness fraction
               How  springy  the  tiles  are,  in the range 0..1.  This is the
               fraction of an orientation that gets  turned  into  a  velocity
               towards  the  center (resting point). Defaults to 0.1, resource

       -tile-size integer
               Size (width and height) of each tile, not including  the  outer
               edge of the border. Defaults to 120, resource tileSize.

       -transference fraction
               How much a tile's neighbors affect it, in the range 0..1.  This
               is the fraction of an  orientation  of  a  neighbor  that  gets
               turned into a velocity in the same direction Defaults to 0.025,
               resource transference.

       -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.


       There are resource equivalents for each option, noted above.


       twang should have more interesting events.

       Ways of speeding it up need to be investigated. It's kinda sluggish,
               especially on hugeass displays.




       Copyright © 2002 by Dan Bornstein. All rights reserved.

       Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and
       its documentation for  any  purpose  is  hereby  granted  without  fee,
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       without express or implied warranty.


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