intermomentary



Intermomentary(1)                                            Intermomentary(1)




NAME

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


SYNOPSIS

       intermomentary  [-display  host:display.screen]   [-foreground   color]
       [-background  color]  [-num-discs  disc  count]  [-draw-delay  delayms]
       [-max-riders maxr] [-max-radius maxradius]


DESCRIPTION

       The Intersection Momentary is a fun visualization  defining  the  rela-
       tionships  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  "InterMomentary"  at
       http://www.complexification.net by J.Tarbell


OPTIONS

       intermomentary accepts the following options:

       -num-discs disc count (Default: 85)
               Number of slowly moving and growing discs  to  use.   The  more
               discs, the more CPU power.

       -draw-delay delayms (Default: 30000)
               Delay  in  ms  between drawing cycles.  More delay, slower (but
               smoother and less CPU intensive.)  art.

       -max-riders maxrider (Default: 40)
               Maximum number of ’riders’, single dots moving around the  edge
               of the discs.

       -max-radius maxradius (Default: 100)
               Maximum possible radius of a disc.


       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  2004  by  Mike  Kershaw  (dragorn@kismetwire-
       less.net)


AUTHOR

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

       Mike Kershaw <dragorn@kismetwireless.net>, Oct-04



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