The following info is available:
This set of programs was originally supported by Will Coleda, and has been incorporated into the ACM's RCS package area. The following programs are available in this package: Binaries: sox, t3d Brief Descriptions: sox: a sound translator, available only on the Sun4 architecture t3d: a 3-D clock which uses flying balls to display the time (there is a man page available) If you have any questions or comments regarding any of the above software, please send e-mail to email@example.com.
t3d - clock using flying balls to display the time
t3d [ options ]...
Time 3D is a clock. It uses flying balls to display the time. This balls moves and wobbers around to give you the impression your graphic workstation with its many XStones is doing something. t3d uses mouse and keyboard to let you fly through the balls. Hit S to speed up, A to slow down, Z to zoom in and X to zoom out. Use the left mouse button to rotate to the left and the right mouse button to rotate the view to the right. Use the middle mouse button to change the optical axis and the moving direction. Q will stop you.
-display host:dpy Specifies the display in the usual way. -geometry WxH+X+Y Sets the size and location of the t3d window. -move factor Modifies the direction move of t3d. The clock looks 30 degrees* factor to the left and to the right periodically. -wobber factor Modifies the "wobbering" (sounds nice :-) of t3d by multiplying the default deformation of the clock by factor. -nice factor Renices t3d by factor because t3d uses your process time. The default renice factor is 20, so you can't do anything wrong by not renicing t3d. If you want more speed, you should set nice to a smaller value. -minutes Shows one small ball for every minute, instead of one for every 2.5 minutes. -mag factor Changes the magnification of t3d. By default, t3d uses a 200x200 window. A factor of 2 means, it will use a 400x400 window. -cycle period Sets the moving cycle to period seconds. By default, this value is 10 seconds. -wait microsec Inserts a wait after drawing one view of the clock. By default, t3d waits 40 ms after each drawing. This helps you to keep the performance loss small. -fast precalc radius t3d uses bitmap copy to draw precalculated balls. You can specify the radius in pixels up to which t3d should precalculate balls. t3d will set a useful range by itself using the magnification when it is started. -colcycle Draws cyclic the color scale used for the balls in the background instead of the normal black. -rgb red green blue Selects the color in RGB color space of the lighning spot on the balls. All the other colors used for balls or -colcycle are less intensive colors of the same hue and saturation. All values in range of 0 to 1. -hsv hue value saturation Selects the color in HSV color space. hue is in degrees from 0 to 360, all other values in range of 0 to 1. -hsvcycle speed Rotates the hue axis every 10 seconds* speed. -help Prints a short usage message.
Bernd Paysan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Acknowledgement to Georg Acher, who wrote the initial program displaying balls.