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 ini-
       tial 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 distri-
       bution 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 mir-
       rored by a site close to you.

SEE ALSO
       svgalib(7),  vgagl(7),  libvga(5),   mouse_setposi-
       tion_6d(3), threed(6), accel(6), bg_test(6), eventtest(6),
       forktest(6),  fun(6),  keytest(6),  mousetest(6),  scroll-
       test(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 <eowmob@exp-
       math.uni-essen.de>.  The  exact  source  of the referenced
       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.Hanemaayer@inter.nl.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                         1