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intermomentary(6)	      XScreenSaver manual	     intermomentary(6)

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] [-fps]

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.

       The circles begin with a	radius of 1 pixel and slowly increase to  some
       arbitrary  size.	  Circles are drawn with small moving points along the
       perimeter. The intersections are	rendered  as  glowing  orbs.   Glowing
       orbs  are rendered only when a perimeter	point moves past the intersec-
       tion point.

       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.

       -fps    Display the current frame rate and CPU load.

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   (C)	 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

X Version 11		      5.44 (20-Mar-2020)	     intermomentary(6)

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