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Cryonic
03-07-2011, 11:24 AM
Not sure if it really is the same teapot as in the Lightwave Content, but looks similar. And is also some really neat ideas for the future.

http://wimp.com/microsoftresearch/

RebelHill
03-07-2011, 02:42 PM
its not the LW teapot, its the jim blinn teapot... first wireframe mesh ever created... that's why you'll find a teapot primitive tool tucked away in most 3d apps including LW.

Lightwolf
03-07-2011, 05:00 PM
its not the LW teapot, its the jim blinn teapot...
Or the Utah teapot to be slightly more precise:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_teapot

Cheers,
Mike

RebelHill
03-07-2011, 05:10 PM
newell... now where'd I get blinn from??

there is a miswired connection in my brain.

Lightwolf
03-07-2011, 05:17 PM
newell... now where'd I get blinn from??


The real teapot is noticeably taller than the computer model because Newell's frame buffer used non-square pixels. Rather than distorting the image, Newell's colleague Jim Blinn reportedly scaled the geometry to cancel out the stretching, and when the model was shared with users of other systems, the scaling stuck. Height scale factor was 1.3.

Cheers,
Mike