fuzzyflakes — falling snowflakes/flower shapes


fuzzyflakes [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color] [-background color] [-window] [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-delay usecs] [-speed int] [-arms int] [-thickness int] [-bthickness int] [-radius int] [-layers int] [-density int] [-no-db] (-color string) (-random-colors) [-fps]


The fuzzyflakes program draws falling pastel colored snowflake/flower shapes. Inspired by the credits of the anime "Azumanga Daioh".


fuzzyflakes accepts the following options:
Draw on a newly-created window. This is the default.
Draw on the root window.
If on a color display, pretend we're on a monochrome display.
Install a private colormap for the window.
-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.
-delay usecs
The delay between steps of the animation, in microseconds. Default: 250000.
-speed int
How fast, 1-50. Default 10.
-arms int
How many arms on the flakes; default 5.
-thickness int
How thick to make the lines; default 10 pixels.
-bthickness int
How thick to make the borders; default 3 pixels.
-radius int
Radius of the objects; default 20 pixels.
-layers int
How many layers of objects; default 3.
-density int
Default 5.
Disable double-buffering.
-color string
The base color for the color scheme. Typed as a hexadecimal triplet with or with out the leading #. ie. fa4563 & #43cd12 are both acceptable. If the saturation of you color is too low (<0.03) the random color generator will kick in. The default color is #efbea5
This enables the random color generation. It is disabled by default. It overrides anything from -color
Display the current frame rate and CPU load.


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.


Barry Dmytro <badcherry@mailc.net>


The color generation algorithm was borrowed from a friend <ZoeB> from #vegans@irc.blitzed.org. Her site is http://beautifulfreak.net/. To see her original code in action visit her site.