interaggregateSection: XScreenSaver manual (6)
Updated: 5.04 (13-Nov-2007)
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NAMEinteraggregate - Visualize the momentary and aggregate intersections between slowly moving circles.
SYNOPSISinteraggregate [-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]
DESCRIPTIONThe 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
OPTIONSinteraggregate 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.
- 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.
- Setting the background to anything besides black confuses the intensity
- algorithm and will look terrible.
SEE ALSOX(1), xscreensaver(1)
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2003 by J. Tarbell (email@example.com, http://www.complexification.net).
AUTHORJ. Tarbell <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jun-03
David Agraz <email@example.com>, Apr-05.