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spin(6)                       Svgalib User Manual                      spin(6)



NAME
       spin - test a 6-dimension mouse or pointer device with svgalib

SYNOPSIS
       spin


DESCRIPTION
       Another  mouse  test  program.   This is the first svgalib program to use the 6-dimensional mouse routines.  It
       draws a wireframe spheroid on the screen which can be moved left/right, up/down, in/out, or rotated  along  the
       x, y, or z axes.

       Button bindings are:
       A - Decrease Sensitivity       (Right Mouse Button)
       B - Change color               (Middle Mouse Button)
       C - Increase Sensitivity       (Left Mouse Button)
       D - Increase Number of Sides
       E - Decrease Number of Sides
       F - Quit                       (<Ctrl>-C)

       If you only have a two dimensional mouse with three or fewer buttons you will only be able to move the mouse in
       two dimensions (left/right and in/out) and will not be able to move up/down or spin the  spheroid.   Note:  the
       initial  mouse  sensitivity  is optimised for the Spacetec series of controllers, which are much more sensitive
       than the usual mouse.  Increasing the sensitivity is advised for users of other types of devices.

       The demo works always in mode 320x200x256. It prompts your for an integer, the number of sides the  sphere  has
       (the higher the smoother looks the spere).

       This  demo is part of svgalib and can be found in the demos/ subdirectory of the original svgalib distribution.
       However, it is not installed in the system by default, s.t. it is unclear where you can find it if your svgalib
       was  installed by some linux distribution. Even then, when you have the demo on your system, you probably won't
       have the sources s.t. it is only of limited use for you.

       In case of any such problem, simply get an svgalib distribution from the net. You even don't  need  to  install
       it. Just make in the demos/ subdirecty. As of this writing, svgalib-1.2.12.tar.gz is the latest version and can
       be   retrieved   by   ftp   from   sunsite.unc.edu   at   /pub/Linux/libs/graphics   and   tsx-11.mit.edu    at
       /pub/linux/sources/libs which will most probably be mirrored by a site close to you.


SEE ALSO
       svgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5), mouse_setposition_6d(3), threed(6), accel(6), bg_test(6), eventtest(6),
       forktest(6), fun(6), keytest(6), mousetest(6), scrolltest(6), speedtest(6), testaccel(6),  testgl(6),  testlin-
       ear(6), vgatest(6), plane(6), wrapdemo(6)


AUTHOR
       This  manual  page  was edited by Michael Weller <eowmobATexp-math.de>. The exact source of the refer-
       enced demo as well as of the original documentation is unknown.

       It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to Harm Hanemaayer <H.HanemaayerATinter.net>.

       Occasionally  this  might be wrong. I hereby asked to be excused by the original author and will happily accept
       any additions or corrections to this first version of the svgalib manual.



Svgalib (>= 1.2.11)              29 July 1997                          spin(6)