glmatrix - simulates the title sequence effect of the movie
glmatrix [-display host:display.screen] [-window] [-root] [-install]
[-visual visual] [-delay usecs] [-density percentage] [-top | -bottom |
-both] [-small | -large] [-trace] [-phone number]
The glmatrix program draws dropping characters similar to what is seen
in the title sequence of the Wachowski brothers’ film, "The Matrix".
Also see xmatrix(1) for a 2D rendering of the similar effect that
appeared on the computer monitors actually in the movie.
glmatrix accepts the following options:
-window Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
-root Draw on the root window.
Install a private colormap for the window.
Specify which visual to use. Legal values are the name of a
visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific
The delay between frames of the animation, in microseconds:
How fast the glyphs should move; default 1.0. 2.0 means twice
as fast, 0.5 means half as fast.
The approximate percentage of the screen that should be filled
with characters at any given time. Default 20%.
-no-fog By default, glyphs are dimmer the farther away they are. This
argument disables that.
By default, waves of color roll down the columns of glyphs.
This argument disables that.
-binary Instead of displaying Matrix glyphs, only display ones and
Instead of displaying Matrix glyphs, display hexadecimal dig-
-dna Instead of displaying Matrix glyphs, display genetic code (gua-
nine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine.)
-fps Display a running tally of how many frames per second are being
rendered. In conjunction with -delay 0, this can be a useful
benchmark of your GL performance.
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.
xmatrix(1), X(1), xscreensaver(1)
Copyright © 1999-2003 by Jamie Zawinski. Permission to use, copy, mod-
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Jamie Zawinski <email@example.com>, 8-Jun-2003.
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