GLMatrix Screensaver Homepage

Date 14-Jan-2004 20:03:17
Topic: Software News

This is a port of the screen saver glmatrix from the xscreensaver package,
done by Shadow of IRIS, aka. Steen Lund Nielsen.

A fast processor
A 3D graphics card
Warp3D V4
AOS 3.5

There are two versions included in the package; one for 68K and one for PPC

Copy the desired version aswell as Matrix3_half2.png to the same directory.
For example 'WBStartup'.

The screen saver runs as a commodity. The preference gui can be accessed
through commodity exchange or by running the program twice.

The GUI is rather simple:
Timeout: The period in seconds it waits before blanking the screen.

Density: Adjusts how many columns of symbols are dropped from the top down.
For '060 I have found a value between 10-20 to achieve acceptable frame rates
For PPC a density of ~50 is quite possible.

Speed: Adjusts the animation speed.

Encoding: Selects different symbols.

Screen Size: Selects a screen size.

Fog: Enable/Disable distance cueing.

Wave: Enable/Disable waving of symbols.

Rotate: Enable/Disable camera rotation.

Invert alpha: Inverts the alpha channel of the texture. Enable this if you are
using a B/CVisionPPC or CV3D.

Future Work:

- Program the ReAction gui instead of using ReActor

- Port to AOS4, have to make sure that StormC does not automatically open some
libraries for me

- Port to MOS ??


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