Artifact Details

Title

The Utah Teapot

Catalog Number

X398.84

Type

Physical object

Date

1974 ca.

Manufacturer

Melitta

Place Manufactured

Germany

Dimensions

overall: 6 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 6 in

Description

Original white porcelain teapot on which the widely distributed teapot data set is based. The teapot has frequently been used to test techniques of rendering three-dimensional objects using computer graphics. Teapots rendered as a wire frame outline- Warnock- Gouraud and Phong shaded have been published as well as many versions with simulated reflections of an environment- and shape distortions. The frequency of use of the teapot as a test object in computer graphics has given it the status of a benchmark.Data for the teapot created and input by Martin Newell- 1974- University of Utah- Salt Lake City.

Category

Ephemera: other

Subject

Ephemera; University of Utah

Credit

Gift of Advanced Systems, CADLINC

Lot Number

X398.84