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Mathematically Beautiful Screen Savers

If you are mathematically inclined and enjoy beautiful screen savers, then you've come to the right place. The purpose of this site is to provide links to the Most Beautiful Mathematical Screen Savers available on the Internet. This site does not host Savers of the "bouncing bitmaps" genre, slide-shows or product-promotion gimmicks. The Savers posted herein are the combined expression of mathematics and artistry, and as such, are timeless. All of the MBSS Premier and Archive Products have been created by Patrick D. Grengs II. These products are free of Adware, Spyware, Google-garbage, AOL-addins, popups, advertisements, etc. The MBSS Premier Products require Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7. The latest MBSS updates provide both Multimonitor and Hibernation features. The balance of the products have been created by other authors and are being recommended by P. Grengs. If you find a technically amazing screen saver or 3D-graphics product on the Internet that is not already listed on this Site, or you wish to contribute a link, please contact the webmaster. Refer to the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for questions relating to the MBSS Products (Light, Fireworks, Gravity Wells, Starfields, Galaxies and Special Effects). This page was last updated: Sunday, January 30, 2011.
 
MBSS Premier Products
The following products are produced, distributed and sold by the MBSS author.

Experience the beauty of mathematics
exemplified in full-screen real-time 3D particle animation.  
 
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Description All products include online help and a variety of themes. Registration provides the ability to create Video files, capture images to Clipboard, blend animation with Desktop...
MBSS Light 4.2
Updated: April 19, 2009
Status: Shareware ($15)
Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
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MBSS Light is the distillate of math, color, motion and creation. Travel through a universe filled with brilliant orbs of light. Orbs are depicted using real-time 3D particle animation where many of the attributes can be configured from the Light Properties dialog. See the Light Image Page
MBSS Fireworks 3.2
Updated: April 19, 2009
Status: Shareware ($15)
Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
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MBSS Fireworks provides a photo-realistic fireworks simulation including numerous burst types and custom properties. Define launch and burst configurations, atmospheric and gravity conditions, and many more properties to achieve a custom display. Associate 3D-Stereo sounds with each burst type.
Stereo Sound files by Daron Sneed:    8-Bit Sounds     16-Bit Sounds
MBSS Gravity Wells 3.2
Updated: April 19, 2009
Status: Shareware ($15)
Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
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MBSS Gravity Wells displays the quintessential blending of color, motion and mathematics. Specify the number of emitters and attractors along with the gravity and color properties to create the ultimate in eye-soothing graphics. Stereogram settings are available along with a selection of themes to showcase the effects.
MBSS Starfields 3.2
Updated: April 19, 2009
Status: Shareware ($15)
Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
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MBSS Starfields presents beautiful displays of color in patterns of comets, nebulas, northern lights and cyclic neon rings -- a visual delight for all ages to enjoy.
MBSS Galaxies 6.0
Updated: January 30, 2011
Status: Shareware ($15)
Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
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Experience the Creation of the Universe and a tour through its Galaxies. MBSS Galaxies will take your breath away with its visual richness and mathematical elegance.
MBSS Universe 1.0
Updated: November 11, 2012
Status: Shareware ($15)
Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
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MBSS Universe is a melding of Light and Galaxies.
MBSS All Products
Updated: January 31, 2011
Status: Shareware ($30)
Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
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Download MBSS products as a single Installation file. Includes: Light, Fireworks, Gravity Wells, Starfields and Galaxies. MBSS Universe must be downloaded separately.

MBSS Archive Products
The following products, produced by MBSS, are no longer supported.

Review Payment Product Status Description
Galaxies 4.1:  ZDNet 5-Star Review
Galaxies 4.1
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Uploaded: January 7, 2001
Status: Shareware ($10)
Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT/XP
This product displays user-defined Galaxies in a simulated Universe. Describe the camera tracking properties, Ambient Stars, Novas, Comets and more. The 3D perspective provides for an effective deep-space visual experience. Universe and Galaxy themes are also available. Version 4.x offers the ability to create Composite Galaxies plus set intergalactic-gravity and hue transition effects. Field-level Online Help is included as well as a nice variety of default settings.
Special Effects 3.1:  ZDNet 5-Star Review
Special Effects 3.1
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Uploaded: January 23, 2001
Status: Shareware ($10)
Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT/XP
This product provides an excellent demonstration of Fireworks, Galaxies, Gravity Wells, B-Spline Warp and B-Spline Sparklers. The Fireworks effect offers several burst type configurations as well as physical property settings including gravity and atmospheric damping. Field-level Online Help is included as well as a nice variety of default settings.

MBSS Recommended Products
The following products are recommended by the MBSS author.
Each of these products has its own author, website and support channel.

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Aurascope:  Download Page Aurascope
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Producer: Andrew Weiser
Uploaded: March 2005
Status: Shareware ($12.95)
Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT/XP (DirectX)
AuraScope is a kaleidoscope-style screensaver that draws beautiful patterns that glow and softly fade away. AuraScope uses mathematical formulas to come up with a hypnotic display of complex images that never repeat.
Electric Sheep  2.6.5  Download 817 KB Electric Sheep 2.6.5
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Producer: electric sheep
Uploaded: September 2005
Status: Freeware
Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP
Electric Sheep is a free, open source screen saver run by thousands of people all over the world. It can be installed on any ordinary PC or Mac. When these computers "sleep", the screen saver comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep". The result is a collective "android dream", an homage to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Anyone watching one of these computers may vote for their favorite animations using the keyboard. The more popular sheep live longer and reproduce according to a genetic algorithm with mutation and cross-over.
Geiss 4.0:  Homepage Geiss 4.0
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Producer: Ryan M. Geiss
Uploaded: August 30, 1999
Status: Freeware
Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT
Geiss is a program for your PC that comes in two forms: a screensaver and a Winamp plugin. Its goal is to provide well-synchronized visual accompaniment for music, in the form of fluid-motion realtime graphics. Sound sources for the screensaver include your microphone, stereo, or even an audio CD in your CD-ROM drive (provided you have a CD audio cable) - basically, anything your sound card can hear. Whatever the sound source, Geiss will bring you a fluid, audio-visual experience that will immobilize you for hours.
KaleidoMorph:  Download Page KaleidoMorph
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Producer: Andrew Weiser
Uploaded: March 2005
Status: Shareware ($14.95)
Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT/XP (DirectX)
The KaleidoMorph Screen Saver will mesmerise and relax you as you watch moving patterns gracefully morph and glide across your screen, painting beautiful pictures and forming an endless variety of stunning computer generated images and 3D shapes. The KaleidoMorph Screen Saver is truly a hypnotic experience!
Lightspeed 6.0.1:  ZDNet 4-Star Review Lightspeed 6.0.1
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Producer: Richard Wolton
Uploaded: October 3, 2000
Status: Shareware ($15)
Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT
Take your desktop to infinity and beyond with Lightspeed. This free 32-bit monitor protector generates real-time starfield effects complete with an optional rumble sound. It includes 16 different outer space-type modules, plus several demos of an additional effects pack you may purchase. With the interactive option (to activate it, press Esc when the saver kicks in), you can "fly" Lightspeed yourself and explore dozens of real-time controls that produce spectacular effects and breathtaking displays.
Maelstrom 1.0:  Download 217 KB Maelstrom 1.0
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Producer: Aragon Systems
Uploaded: June 21, 2002
Status: Shareware ($14.95)
Microsoft Windows 98/NT/2000/ME/XP
Maelstrom is a 3D particle-system screen saver for Windows. It uses a fully realized three-dimensional graphics engine to evolve a wide variety of themes over time, producing innovative and original visual effects that are absolutely stunning. The program includes twenty-two unique themes. When active, Maelstrom randomly cycles through all selected themes, smoothly transitioning between them, often with breathtaking results. Variety is built in, and the result is that you won't end up watching exactly the same things over and over. Select a checkbox, and all themes will be rendered in red/blue anaglyphic 3D mode. When you wear a pair of 3D glasses (which are mailed to all registered users free of charge) the objects will literally leap off the screen.
Morphosis:  Download Page Morphosis
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Producer: Andrew Weiser
Uploaded: October 2006
Status: Shareware ($12.95)
Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT/XP (DirectX)
Morphosis is a screen saver that displays all sorts of interesting 3D animated shapes which morph into each other in facinating ways. You won't be able to take your eyes away from the screen as you watch to see what the next shapes will morph into next.
Planestate 1.52:  Download 540 KB Planestate 1.52
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Producer: Plane 9
Uploaded: November 20, 2000
Status: Freeware
Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
Planestate is an extremely configurable electropaint(tm) inspired 3d screensaver that shows an endless helix of whirling colors mix, twist and turn to form a never ending display of hypnotic and meditative motion patterns. It can create everything from fast spinning hypnotic, tranceindusing motion patters with colorful blended planes to slowly moving relaxing lines that makes you calm down and set your mind at rest.
Zen Light 2.0 Zen Light 2.0
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Producer: Zen Dog Software
Uploaded: January 10, 2009
Status: Shareware ($20)
Microsoft Windows XP/Vista
Zen Light is a captivating screen saver for Windows sporting an endless variety of colors and forms in motion. Zen Light can create an infinite variety of both kaleidoscopic and natural forms that resemble nature such as flowers, clouds, nebulae, aurora, impressionist paintings, snowflakes, plasma, and all manner of shimmering light patterns. Zen Light can take advantage of OpenGL, and multiple CPUs to increase detail and fluid motion. Formerly Snoqualmie from Syntrillium Software, this new version is a quantum step forwards.
Spirofractal 3.03:  ZDNet 5-Star Review Spirofractal 3.03
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Producer: Alun Williams
Uploaded: September 13, 2000
Status: Shareware ($10)
Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/NT
Spirofractal generates cool-looking fractal, strange attractor, and cellular automata images, either completely automatically and at random, or based on parameters you set up. You'll be impressed with this program's output, which goes far beyond the Mandelbrot and Julia sets you normally see in many similar apps. You can run the program two ways: as a screen saver or as a typical windowed program with pull-down menus for adjusting its plethora of options. Nine different kinds of patterns are produced: C.A.T Fractals, Sierpinski Fractals, Complex Attractors, Quadratic Attractors, Tiles, Set Fractals, Basin Boundary Fractals, Ant Automata, and Wolfram Cellular Automata.

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