The Kinemorphic 3D Screen Saver - FAQ
Please see the "Module" section of the documentation.
On Windows 95/98 you can just press the 'Print Screen' key and this will copy the image to the clipboard. From here, you can paste the image into your favorite image processing application and save, print, or edit it.
On Windows NT, after the screen saver time-out period, the OS switches over to a secure desktop and then runs the screen saver. Because of this, pressing the 'Print Screen' key will terminate the screen saver rather than copying the image to the clipboard. In order to avoid this behavior, you can run the screen savers (*.SCR files are just *.EXE files that have been renamed) from the command line or create icons for them. When you run them this way, you run them on the application desktop and the 'Print Screen' key works just fine.
The KIN files are saved setting files. You can use the "Import" button in the "Main Settings" panel to load the files and display them. You should also be able to click on the KIN files and have the screen saver launch and display using the settings in that file. If you want to export your own settings into KIN files, you can just use the "Export" button in the "Main Settings" panel. You can also make shortcuts on your desktop to the KIN files so that you can launch the screen saver with different settings just by clicking on the shortcut. The KIN files that come with Kinemorphics get installed when you run the setup program. They should show up in the drop-down listbox that contains the "Saved Settings" in the "Main Settings" panel.
If you have your own saved settings that you really like and you'd like to share them with others, please send the *.KIN file (and any objects, fields, or textures it uses) to us and it might get added to the next update of Kinemorphics!
The "Effects" module differs from the other modules in the way it works. Instead of producing a pattern, "Effects" modifies whatever pattern is currently on the screen. So, if nothing is on the screen not much will happen :-)
No. Kinemorphics will run *only* under Windows 95/98 or Windows NT (4.0 or later).
The "Strength" setting is a weighting that controls how much one module is favored compared to another. For example, if you made "Spin" as strong as possible and "Bounce" as weak as possible then the "Spin" module would draw quickly while the "Bounce" module would lag behind. Strength only has an effect when there is more than one module selected.
To remove SS Runner from your task bar you need to follow the following steps:
1) Right click the SS Runner icon on the taskbar and select
close from the popup menu.
At this point, SS Runner has been removed from your taskbar and will no longer be run when your system is started.
Use the "Programs and Features" app in the Windows Control Panel to uninstall.
This problem is probably due either to a problem in your video driver or to the way the driver is configured. There are several things you can try that may resolve the problem.
See the answer to the previous question (above) since this is probably due to a video driver problem.
The 3D rendering in Kinemorphics is done using OpenGL and any card/driver that accelerates OpenGL-based programs should accelerate Kinemorphics.
The timeout value for random modules is set under the "Random" tab. Choose the Random module you're interested in (the primary ones that come with Kinemorphics are "[R] Saved Settings" and "[R] Saved Sound Settings"), and then click on the "Random" tab. Under the Random settings you will see a "Duration" field. This is the number of seconds that pass before the Random setting you are running chooses another display. The default is 16 (seconds).