# Manual pages

Scope: XScreenSaver manual.

[ Alias ↣ ] Name (section) | Brief |
---|---|

abstractile(6x) | Draw abstract mosaic patterns of interlocking tiles. |

anemone(6x) | Wiggling tentacles. |

anemotaxis(6x) | Directional search on a plane. |

antinspect(6x) | Ant model inspection screenhack. |

antmaze(6x) | Ant maze walker. |

antspotlight(6x) | Ant spotlight screenhack. |

apollonian(6x) | Descartes Circle Theorem. |

apple2(6x) | Apple ][ display emulator. |

atlantis(6x) | Draw swimming sharks, whales, and dolphins. |

attraction(6x) | Interactions of opposing forces. |

atunnel(6x) | Hypnotic GL tunnel journey. |

barcode(6x) | Draws a random sequence of barcodes for the products you enjoy. |

binaryring(6x) | A system of path tracing particles evolves continuously from an initial creation. |

blaster(6x) | Simulation of space combat. |

blinkbox(6x) | Shows a ball inside a box. |

blitspin(6x) | Rotate a bitmap in an interesting way. |

blocktube(6x) | Draws a swirling, falling tunnel of reflective slabs. |

boing(6x) | Draws a bouncing ball like the ancient Amiga demo. |

bouboule(6x) | Draws spinning 3D blobs. |

bouncingcow(6x) | A happy cow on a trampoline in 3D. Moo. |

boxed(6x) | Draws a box full of 3D bouncing balls that explode. |

boxfit(6x) | Fills space with a gradient of growing boxes or circles. |

braid(6x) | Draws random color-cycling braids around a circle. |

bsod(6x) | Blue Screen of Death emulator. |

bubble3d(6x) | 3d rising bubbles. |

bumps(6x) | Move distorting spotlight around desktop. |

cage(6x) | Escher's impossible cage, for xscreensaver. |

carousel(6x) | Displays multiple images rotating in a circular formation. |

ccurve(6x) | Self-similar linear fractals. |

celtic(6x) | Draws celtic cross-stich patterns. |

circuit(6x) | Animates a number of 3D electronic components. |

cityflow(6x) | Waves of boxes. |

cloudlife(6x) | A cellular automaton based on Conway's Life. |

companioncube(6x) | A vital aparatus. |

compass(6x) | Draws a spinning compass. |

coral(6x) | Simulates coral growth, albeit somewhat slowly. |

crackberg(6x) | Lose your way wandering some height fields, and enjoy candy. |

crystal(6x) | Kaleidescope. |

cube21(6x) | Animates the Cube 21 puzzle. |

cubenetic(6x) | Cubist 3D undulating blob. |

cubestack(6x) | An endless stack of unfolding, translucent cubes. |

cubestorm(6x) | A series of 3D boxes that fill space. |

cubetwist(6x) | A series of nested cubes rotate and slide recursively. |

cubicgrid(6x) | Rotating 3D lattice seen from inside. |

cwaves(6x) | Languid sinusoidal colors. |

cynosure(6x) | Gentle overlapping squares screen saver. |

dangerball(6x) | A 3D ball that periodically extrudes spikes. Ouch!. |

decayscreen(6x) | Make a screen meltdown. |

deco(6x) | Draw tacky 70s basement wall panelling. |

deluxe(6x) | Pulsing sequence of stars, circles, and lines. |

demon(6x) | Cellular automaton. |

discoball(6x) | A dusty, dented disco ball screen saver. |

discrete(6x) | Discrete map iterative function fractal systems. |

distort(6x) | Distort the content of the screen in interesting ways. |

drift(6x) | Draws drifting recursive fractal cosmic flames. |

dymaxionmap(6x) | An animation of Buckminster Fuller's unwrapped icosahedral globe. |

endgame(6x) | Endgame chess screensaver. |

energystream(6x) | A flow of particles which form an energy stream. |

engine(6x) | Draws a 3D four-stroke engine. |

epicycle(6x) | Draws a point moving around a circle which moves around a cicle which... |

eruption(6x) | Eruption of pieces of hot volcanic rock. |

euler2d(6x) | Two dimensional incompressible inviscid fluid flow. |

extrusion(6x) | Various rotating extruded shapes. |

fadeplot(6x) | Draws a waving ribbon following a sinusoidal path. |

fiberlamp(6x) | Fiber Optic Lamp. |

fireworkx(6x) | Pyrotechnic explosions eye-candy. |

flame(6x) | Draw weird cosmic fractals. |

flipflop(6x) | Draws a grid of 3D squares that change positions. |

flipscreen3d(6x) | Rotates an image of the screen through 3 dimensions. |

fliptext(6x) | Draws pages of text whose lines transparently flip around. |

flow(6x) | Strange attractors. |

fluidballs(6x) | The physics of bouncing balls. |

flurry(6x) | A colorful particle system. |

flyingtoasters(6x) | 3d space-age jet-powered flying toasters (and toast). |

fontglide(6x) | Characters float onto the screen to form words. |

fuzzyflakes(6x) | Falling snowflakes/flower shapes. |

galaxy(6x) | Draws spinning galaxies. |

gears(6x) | Draw interlocking gears, for xscreensaver. |

geodesic(6x) | Animates a mesh geodesic sphere. |

geodesicgears(6x) | Gears on the surface of a sphere. |

gflux(6x) | Rippling surface graphics hack. |

glblur(6x) | 3D radial blur texture fields. |

glcells(6x) | Growing cells graphics hack. |

gleidescope(6x) | A tiled OpenGL kaleidescope. |

glhanoi(6x) | OpenGL Towers of Hanoi. |

glknots(6x) | Generates some twisting 3d knot patterns. |

glmatrix(6x) | Simulates the title sequence effect of the movie. |

glplanet(6x) | Rotating 3d texture-mapped planet. |

glschool(6x) | A 3D schooling simulation. |

glslideshow(6x) | Slideshow of images using smooth zooming and fades. |

glsnake(6x) | OpenGL enhanced Rubik's Snake cyclewaster. |

gltext(6x) | Draws text spinning around in 3D. |

goop(6x) | Squishy transparent oil and bubble screenhack. |

grav(6x) | Draws a simple orbital simulation. |

greynetic(6x) | Draw random stippled/color rectangles. |

halftone(6x) | Simple halftone pattern of moving mass points. |

halo(6x) | Draw circular patterns. |

helix(6x) | Draw helical string-art patterns. |

hexadrop(6x) | Shrinking hexagons. |

hexstrut(6x) | A grid of hexagons composed of rotating Y-shaped struts. |

hilbert(6x) | 3D Hilbert fractal. |

hopalong(6x) | Draw real plane fractals. |

hydrostat(6x) | Wiggly squid or jellyfish with many tentacles. |

hypertorus(6x) | Draws a hypertorus that rotates in 4d. |

hypnowheel(6x) | Draws overlapping, translucent spiral patterns. |

ifs(6x) | Draws spinning, colliding iterated-function-system images. |

imsmap(6x) | Generate fractal maps. |

interaggregate(6x) | Visualize the momentary and aggregate intersections between slowly moving circles. |

interference(6x) | Decaying sinusoidal waves. |

intermomentary(6x) | Visualize the momentary and aggregate intersections between slowly moving circles. |

jigglypuff(6x) | Save your screen by tormenting your eyes. |

jigsaw(6x) | Permute an image like a jigsaw puzzle. |

juggler3d(6x) | Juggling man screen saver. |

julia(6x) | Draws spinning, animating julia-set fractals. |

kaleidescope(6x) | Rotating line segments. |

kaleidocycle(6x) | Draws twistable rings of tetrahedra. |

klein(6x) | Draws a 4d Klein bottle. |

kumppa(6x) | Spiraling, spinning, splashes of color rush toward the screen. |

lament(6x) | Animates the Lament Configuration. |

lavalite(6x) | 3D OpenGL simulation of a Lavalite. |

lcdscrub(6x) | Attempt to repair burn-in on LCD screens. |

ljlatest(6x) | Prints the most recent public posts on livejournal.com. |

lockward(6x) | Rotating spinning color-cycling things. |

loop(6x) | Cellular automaton. |

maze(6x) | An automated X11 demo repeatedly creating and solving a random maze. |

memscroller(6x) | Scrolls a dump of its own RAM across the screen. |

menger(6x) | 3D menger gasket fractal. |

metaballs(6x) | Draws 2D metaballs. |

mirrorblob(6x) | Draws a wobbly blob that distorts the image behind it. |

moebius(6x) | Escher's Moebuis Strip II, with ants. |

moebiusgears(6x) | Draw a moebius strip of interlocking gears. |

moire(6x) | Draw circular interference patterns. |

moire2(6x) | Circular interference patterns. |

molecule(6x) | Draws 3D molecular structures. |

morph3d(6x) | 3d morphing objects. |

mountain(6x) | Random 3D plots that look vaguely mountainous. |

munch(6x) | Munching squares. |

nerverot(6x) | Induces edginess in the viewer. |

noof(6x) | Draw rotatey patterns. |

noseguy(6x) | A little guy with a big nose wanders around being witty. |

pacman(6x) | Simulates a game of Pac-Man on a randomly-created level. |

pedal(6x) | Pretty geometric picture program. |

penetrate(6x) | Simulates a classic arcade shooting game. |

penrose(6x) | Draws quasiperiodic tilings. |

petri(6x) | Simulates mold growing in a petri dish. |

phosphor(6x) | Simulates an old terminal with long-sustain phosphor. |

photopile(6x) | Displays multiple images in a periodically shuffled pile. |

piecewise(6x) | Lots of moving circles intersecting in interesting ways. |

pinion(6x) | Draws a scrolling sequence of interconnected gears. |

pipes(6x) | Fill the screen with a plumbing system. |

polyhedra(6x) | Draws the 80 uniform polyhedra and their duals. |

polyominoes(6x) | Fill a rectangle with irregularly-shaped blocks. |

polytopes(6x) | Draws one of the six regular 4d polytopes rotating in 4d. |

pong(6x) | Pong Home Video Game Emulator. |

projectiveplane(6x) | Draws a 4d embedding of the real projective plane. |

providence(6x) | Eye in glory screenhack. |

pulsar(6x) | Intersecting planes, alpha blending, fog, and textures. |

pyro(6x) | Simulate fireworks. |

qix(6x) | Bounce colored lines around a window. |

quasicrystal(6x) | Aperiodic plane tilings. |

queens(6x) | N queens screensaver. |

raverhoop(6x) | Simulates an LED hula hoop in a dark room. |

rd-bomb(6x) | Reaction/diffusion textures. |

ripples(6x) | Interference patterns. |

rocks(6x) | Animation of flying through an asteroid field. |

romanboy(6x) | Draws a 3d immersion of the real projective plane that smoothly deforms between the Roman surface. |

rorschach(6x) | Simulate ink-blot patterns. |

rotzoomer(6x) | Animated rotations and scalings of portions of the screen. |

rubik(6x) | Screen saver that solves Rubik's Cube. |

rubikblocks(6x) | Animates the Rubik's Mirror Blocks puzzle. |

sballs(6x) | Draws balls spinning like crazy in GL. |

shadebobs(6x) | Oscillating vapor trails. |

sierpinski(6x) | Draws Sierpinski triangle fractals. |

sierpinski3d(6x) | 3D Sierpinski triangle fractal. |

skytentacles(6x) | 3D tentacles from the sky!. |

slidescreen(6x) | Permute the screen image like an 8-puzzle. |

slip(6x) | Sucks your screen into a jet engine. |

sonar(6x) | Display a sonar scope. |

speedmine(6x) | Simulates speeding down a rocky mineshaft, or a funky dancing worm. |

spheremonics(6x) | 3d spherical harmonic shapes. |

splitflap(6x) | A simulation of a split-flap electromechanical display. |

splodesic(6x) | K A geodesic sphere experiences a series of eruptions. |

spotlight(6x) | Move spotlight around desktop. |

sproingies(6x) | Q-Bert meets Marble Madness!. |

squiral(6x) | Square spirals screensaver. |

stairs(6x) | Escher's infinite staircase. |

starfish(6x) | Radially-symmetric throbbing colormap-hacking graphics demo. |

starwars(6x) | Draws a perspective text crawl, like at the beginning of the movie. |

stonerview(6x) | 3D undulating ribbons of squares. |

strange(6x) | Draws strange attractors. |

substrate(6x) | Grow crystal-like lines on a computational substrate. |

superquadrics(6x) | Morphing 3d shapes. |

surfaces(6x) | Draws some interesting 3d parametric surfaces. |

swirl(6x) | Draws swirly color-cycling patterns. |

tangram(6x) | Watch the computer solve tangram puzzles. |

tessellimage(6x) | Converts an image to triangles using Delaunay tessellation. |

thornbird(6x) | Bird in a Thornbush fractal. |

timetunnel(6x) | Plasma tunnels fade in and out. |

topblock(6x) | A 3D world of falling blocks that build up and up. |

triangle(6x) | Random mountains using iterative subdivision of triangles. |

tronbit(6x) | Yes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes. |

truchet(6x) | Draws curved or angular Truchet patterns. |

twang(6x) | Pluck pieces of the screen. |

unicrud(6x) | Bounces a random Unicode character on the screen. |

unknownpleasures(6x) | An animation of the signal from the pulsar PSR B1919+21. |

vermiculate(6x) | To move in a worm-like manner. |

vidwhacker(6x) | Grab images and apply random filters to them. |

voronoi(6x) | Draws a randomly-colored Voronoi tessellation. |

wander(6x) | Colorful random-walk. |

webcollage(6x) | Decorate the screen with random images from the web. |

whirlwindwarp(6x) | Crazy moving stars. |

winduprobot(6x) | Screen saver. |

wormhole(6x) | Animation of flying through a wormhole. |

xanalogtv(6x) | Simulate reception on an old analog TV set. |

xflame(6x) | Draws animated flames. |

xjack(6x) | All work and no play makes jack a dull boy. |

xlyap(6x) | Display an array of Lyapunov exponents graphically. |

xmatrix(6x) | Simulates the computer displays from the movie. |

xrayswarm(6x) | Swarms with color trails. |

xscreensaver(1) | Extensible screen saver and screen locking framework. |

xscreensaver-command(1) | Control a running xscreensaver process. |

xscreensaver-demo(1) | Interactively control the background xscreensaver daemon. |

xscreensaver-getimage(1) | Put some randomly-selected image on the root window. |

xscreensaver-getimage-file(1) | Put a randomly-selected image on the root window. |

xscreensaver-getimage-video(1) | Put a video frame on the root window. |

xscreensaver-gl-helper(1) | Figure out which X visual to use for GL programs. |

xscreensaver-text(1) | Prints some text to stdout, for use by screen savers. |

xspirograph(6x) | Simulates the rotation of a disk inside a circular rim. |

zoom(6x) | Wander around magnified desktop. |