Section: XScreenSaver manual (6)
Updated: 5.40 (12-Aug-2018)
intermomentary - Visualize the momentary and aggregate intersections
between slowly moving circles.
[-num-discs disc count
The Intersection Momentary is a fun visualization defining the relationships
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
Ported to XScreensaver from the art project "InterMomentary" at
http://www.complexification.net by J.Tarbell
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.)
- -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.
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.
- Setting the background to anything besides black confuses the intensity
algorithm and will look terrible.
Copyright © 2003 by J. Tarbell
Ported to XScreensaver 2004 by Mike Kershaw (email@example.com)
J. Tarbell <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jun-03
Mike Kershaw <email@example.com>, Oct-04