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Manual Reference Pages  -  INTERAGGREGATE (6)

NAME

interaggregate - Visualize the momentary and aggregate intersections between slowly moving circles.

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Environment
Bugs
See Also
Copyright
Author

SYNOPSIS

interaggregate [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-num-circles disc count] [-growth-delay delayms] [-max-cycles maxr] [-percent-orbits percent] [-base-orbits percent] [-base-on-center] [-draw-centers] [-fps]

DESCRIPTION

The Intersection Aggregate is a fun visualization defining the relationships between objects with Casey Reas, William Ngan, and Robert Hodgin. Commissioned for display at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

A surface filled with 100 medium to small sized circles. Each circle has a different size and direction, but moves at the same slow rate. Display:

A. The instantaneous intersections of the circles.
B. The aggregate intersections of the circles.

Ported to XScreensaver from the art project "InterAggregate" at http://www.complexification.net by J.Tarbell

OPTIONS

interaggregate accepts the following options:
-num-circles disc count (Default: 100)
  Number of slowly moving and growing discs to use. The more discs, the more CPU power.
-growth-delay delayms (Default: 18000)
  Delay in ms between drawing cycles. More delay, slower (but smoother and less CPU intensive.) art.
-fps Display the current frame rate and CPU load.

ENVIRONMENT

DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.
XENVIRONMENT
  to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.

BUGS

Setting the background to anything besides black confuses the intensity
  algorithm and will look terrible.

SEE ALSO

X(1), xscreensaver(1)

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2003 by J. Tarbell (complex@complexification.net, http://www.complexification.net).

Ported to XScreensaver 2005 by David Agraz.

AUTHOR

J. Tarbell <complex@complexification.net>, Jun-03

David Agraz <dagraz@mindspring.com>, Apr-05.

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