This relatively new field of mathematics offers a dizzying glimpse
at the mysteries of the universe. This is a domain where the most
complex forms develop at random, a domain where paradoxes and unpredictability
can suddenly give birth to familiar figures. This is a domain, more
pragmatically, in which I don't understand anything at all.
All I know is that,
more often than not, it's nice to watch.
here it is: this screensaver calculates in real time a few tens
of thousands of points from a Pickover algorithm (well known to
lovers of chaos) and displays them as a beautiful multicolored nebula.
When the drawing is completed, the cloud "morphes" to
another randomly generated nebula, and so on ...
Here are the specifications:
- You can choose the colors used to generate the
gradient of your choice;
- Possibility to display the time of the day;
- Possibility to display the frame rate to verify
that your computer is powerful enough to use this screensaver.
(The ideal operating range is between 45 and 60 frames per second)
- You can set the number of points to be displayed,
in order to optimize the frame rate according to the power of
- Simplified installation and uninstallation (integrated
Nebulae Screensaver (2.87 Mo)
screensaver has been tested in 1024 x 768 with medium quality on
the following configuration :
- CPU dual core 2.0 Ghz, GPU ATI Radeon HD 3400, 1 Go RAM, Windows
XP with DirectX 9.0