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Manual Reference Pages  -  TOPBLOCK (6)

NAME

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

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Keys
Examples
Environment
See Also
Copyright
Author

SYNOPSIS

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]

DESCRIPTION

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

OPTIONS

-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.
-no-nipples
  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.

KEYS

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.
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.

EXAMPLES

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

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.

SEE ALSO

X(1), xscreensaver(1)

COPYRIGHT

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.

AUTHOR

rednuht <topblock.xscreensaver@jumpstation.co.uk> <http://www.jumpstation.co.uk/xscreensaver/topblock/>
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