bouboule - draws spinning 3D blobs


bouboule [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-ncolors integer] [-delay microseconds] [-cycles integer] [-count integer] [-3d]



The bouboule program draws spinning 3D blobs.


bouboule 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 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.
-ncolors integer
 How many colors should be used (if possible). Default 64. The colors used cycle through the hue, making N stops around the color wheel.
-cycles integer

-count integer

-3d Do red/blue 3d separations (for 3d glasses.)

-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.


X(1), xscreensaver(1), xlock(1)


Copyright © 1996 by Jeremie Petit.

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation.


Jeremie Petit <>, 1996.

3D support by Henrik Theiling <>, 04-Sep-96.

VMS support by Jouk Jansen <>, 01-Feb-96.

TrueColor support by David Bagley <>, 01-Feb-96.

Ability to run standalone or with xscreensaver added by Jamie Zawinski <>, 15-May-97.

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