superquadrics - morphing 3d shapes.


superquadrics [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-spinspeed number] [-count number] [-cycles number] [-wireframe] [-fps]


Ed Mackey reports that he wrote the first version of this program in BASIC on a Commodore 64 in 1987, as a 320x200 black and white wireframe. Now it is GL and has specular reflections.


-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.
-window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
-root Draw on the root window.
-delay number
 Per-frame delay, in microseconds. Default: 40000 (0.04 seconds.).
-spinspeed number
 0.1 - 15.0. Default: 5.0.
-count number
 0 - 100. Default: 25.
-cycles number
 0 - 100. Default: 40.
-wireframe Render in wireframe instead of solid.
-fps Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.


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 © 2002 by Ed Mackey. 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 warranty.


Ed Mackey.

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