biof(1) rotating stack of quads.


biof [--root/-r] [--maxfps/-x number] [--vsync/-y number] [--dpms/-M number] [--preset/-P number] [--lines/-l number] [--points/-p number] [--offangle]


This is an attempt to recreate some of the work of William Latham. Take a look at the program 'organic art' at this site (

Ported to Linux by Tugrul Galatali.


Draw on the root window.
--maxfps number
Set maximum frame rate.
--vsync number
Limit redraws to specified number of vertical refreshes. 0 - 100. Default: 1
--dpms number
Stop rendering new frames if the display is not on. 0 - 1. Default: 1
--preset number
1 - Triangles (--triangles)
2 - Spheres (--spheres)
3 - Big Spheres (--bigspheres)
4 - Points (--points)
5 - Lightmap (--lightmap)

Sets geometry type and resets --lines and --points to the defaults from the original program. 1 - 5. Default: 1

--lines number
Set number of lines ("arms"). 1 - 1024.
--points number
Set number of points per line. 1 - 4096.
Interesting 45 degree view instead of default head on view.


to get the default host and display number.


Copyright © 2002 by <[email protected]> and Tugrul Galatali.

BioF is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

BioF is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


<[email protected]> and Tugrul Galatali <[email protected]>