ico - animate an icosahedron or other polyhedron
ico [-display display] [-geometry geometry] [-r] [-d pattern] [-i] [-dbl] [-faces] [-noedges] [-sleep n] [-obj object] [-objhelp] [-colors color-list]
Display on the root window instead of creating a new window.
Specify a bit pattern for drawing dashed lines for wire frames.
Use inverted colors for wire frames.
Use double buffering on the display. This works for either
wire frame or solid fill drawings. For solid fill drawings, using this switch
results in substantially smoother movement. Note that this requires twice
as many bit planes as without double buffering. Since some colors are typically
allocated by other programs, most eight-bit-plane displays will probably be
limited to eight colors when using double buffering.
Draw filled faces instead of wire frames.
Do not draw the wire frames. Typically used only when
Sleep n seconds between each move of the object.
Specify what object to draw. If no object is specified, an
icosahedron is drawn.
Print out a list of the available objects, along with information
about each object.
Specify what colors should be used to draw the filled faces
of the object. If less colors than faces are given, the colors are reused.
command displays a wire-frame rotating polyhedron,
with hidden lines removed, or a solid-fill polyhedron with hidden faces removed.
There are a number of different polyhedra available; adding a new polyhedron
to the program is quite simple.
If you have the source to ico, it is very easy to add more polyhedra. Each polyhedron is defined in an include file by the name of <objXXX.h>, where XXX is something related to the name of the polyhedron. The format of the include file is defined in the file <polyinfo.h>. Look at the file <objcube.h> to see what the exact format of an <objXXX.h> file should be, then create your <objXXX.h> file in that format.
After making the new
file (or copying in a new one from elsewhere), simply do a 'make depend'.
This will recreate the file
which lists all of the
Doing a 'make' after this will rebuild
with the new
The root window is not refreshed after ico -r exits; the last-displayed ico pattern remains.
Pyramids and tetrahedrons with filled faces do not display correctly.
A separate color cell is allocated for each name in the
list, even when the same name may be specified twice.
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