topblock - a 3D world of falling blocks that build up and up.


topblock [-display host:display.screen] [-visual visual] [-window] [-root] [-delay number] [-wireframe] [-fps] [-size number] [-spawn number] [-camX number] [-camY number] [-camZ number] [-rotate] [-no-carpet] [-no-nipples] [-blob] [-rotateSpeed number] [-follow] [-maxFalling number] [-resolution number] [-maxColors number] [-dropSpeed number] [-override]


Creates a world of falling blocks that build up and up.


-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: 10000 (0.01 seconds.).
-wireframe | -no-wireframe
 Render in wireframe instead of solid.
-fps Display the current frame rate, CPU load, and polygon count.
-size number
 Size of the base/carpet.
-spawn number
 Likeyhood of a new block being created per frame : 1 high, 1000 very low.
-camX number
 Initial camera X location in the world.
-camY number
 Initial camera Y location in the world.
-camZ number
 Initial camera Z location in the world.
-rotate | -no-rotate
 Add/Remove rotation to/from the animation.
-no-carpet Remove the base/carpet.
 Remove nipples on the blocks (also applies to udders) (has no effect in blob mode).
-blob Run in blob mode, blocks become over sized spheres.
-rotateSpeed number
 Varries speed of world rotation.
-follow Camera follows blocks as they fall instead of camera being semi static (stays with top block).
-maxFalling number
 Maximum number of objects created before recycling occurs.
-resolution number
 Resolution of tubes, disks and spheres.
-maxColors number
 Number of different colors available to falling objects.
-dropSpeed number
 Varries speed of falling objects.
-override Overrides camera settings and provides a tunnel view.


a Increases viewing X coordinate.
z Decreases viewing X coordinate.
s Increases viewing Y coordinate.
x Decreases viewing Y coordinate.
d Increases viewing Z coordinate.
c Decreases viewing Z coordinate. TP 8 f Increases camera location X coordinate.
v Decreases camera location X coordinate.
g Increases camera location Y coordinate.
b Decreases camera location Y coordinate.
h Increases camera location Z coordinate.
n Decreases camera location Z coordinate.
r Increases world rotation.
q quit.


To see which block follow-mode is tracking, set the number of block colors to 1.
topblock -follow -maxColors 1


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 © 2006 by rednuht. 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.


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