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it''s a tradition.. like the torus or the 3d studio duck . someone, whose name escapes me at the moment, described a 3d teapot with bezier patches back when men were men, sheep were scared and dinosaurs roamed the earth, and it stuck.


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i''m quite sure it was Catmull who first described that teapot.
they have stored the original, real world teapot at someplace, can''t remember where, though.

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http://web2.airmail.net/sjbaker1/software/teapot.html

Steven J. Baker outlines the history of the teapot, and it''s
a rather interesting one, and he even has the coords of the vertices you''d use if you wanted to hand-code it

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I think it''s now semi-officially called the
"teapotahedron"

It''s a great standard model to show off your new graphics techniques, and because it''s such a standard, allows you to compare it almost directly to other people''s work through screenshots;


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quote:

I noticed a while back that just about every 3d modelling program and API have teapots. Teapots aren''t the most useful primitive.



Maybe the british decided that they''d need it.

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...screenshots;



I''m guessing that you''ve programmed a bit too much C++ today ;

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