Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!

Utah teapot

+ Save concept

The Utah teapot, or the Newell teapot, is a 3D test model that has become a standard reference object and an in-joke within the computer graphics community. [1]

73 relations: "Hello, World!" program, Application programming interface, Association for Computing Machinery, AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max, Bézier curve, BeOS, Blender (software), Bump mapping, Computer graphics, Computer History Museum, Coordinate system, Cornell box, Cube, D3DX, Data set, Direct3D, Dodecahedron, Genus (mathematics), Houdini (software), Hypotenuse, Icosahedron, In-joke, Jim Blinn, Lenna, Library (computing), LightWave 3D, List of common 3D test models, Loren Carpenter, Martin Newell (computer scientist), Mathematical model, Microsoft Windows, Modo (software), Monsters, Inc., Mountain View, California, Octahedron, OpenGL, OpenGL Utility Toolkit, Pixar, Platonic solid, POV-Ray, Project Mathematics!, Pythagorean theorem, Quartz Composer, Ray tracing (graphics), Reflection mapping, Rendering (computer graphics), RenderMan Interface Specification, Right triangle, Saddle point, ..., Salt Lake City, Screensaver, SIGGRAPH, Stanford bunny, Stanford dragon, Storage tube, Subroutine, Tea set, Teapot, Tektronix, Tetrahedron, The Computer Museum, Boston, The Simpsons, The Sims 2, Toy Story, Treehouse of Horror VI, Triviality (mathematics), University of Utah, XScreenSaver, ZCMI, 3D computer graphics, 3D modeling, 3D printing. Expand index (23 more) »

"Hello, World!" program

A "Hello, World!" program is a computer program that outputs or displays "Hello, World!" to a user.

New!!: Utah teapot and "Hello, World!" program · See more »

Application programming interface

In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of subroutine definitions, protocols, and tools for building software.

New!!: Utah teapot and Application programming interface · See more »

Association for Computing Machinery

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is an international learned society for computing.

New!!: Utah teapot and Association for Computing Machinery · See more »


AutoCAD is a commercial computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software application.

New!!: Utah teapot and AutoCAD · See more »

Autodesk 3ds Max

Autodesk 3ds Max, formerly 3D Studio and 3D Studio Max, is a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images.

New!!: Utah teapot and Autodesk 3ds Max · See more »

Bézier curve

A Bézier curve (pronounced in French) is a parametric curve frequently used in computer graphics and related fields.

New!!: Utah teapot and Bézier curve · See more »


BeOS is an operating system for personal computers first developed by Be Inc. in 1991.

New!!: Utah teapot and BeOS · See more »

Blender (software)

Blender is a professional, free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games.

New!!: Utah teapot and Blender (software) · See more »

Bump mapping

Bump mapping is a technique in computer graphics for simulating bumps and wrinkles on the surface of an object.

New!!: Utah teapot and Bump mapping · See more »

Computer graphics

Computer graphics are pictures and films created using computers.

New!!: Utah teapot and Computer graphics · See more »

Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum (CHM) is a museum established in 1996 in Mountain View, California, US.

New!!: Utah teapot and Computer History Museum · See more »

Coordinate system

In geometry, a coordinate system is a system which uses one or more numbers, or coordinates, to uniquely determine the position of the points or other geometric elements on a manifold such as Euclidean space.

New!!: Utah teapot and Coordinate system · See more »

Cornell box

The Cornell box is a test aimed at determining the accuracy of rendering software by comparing the rendered scene with an actual photograph of the same scene, and has become a commonly used 3D test model.

New!!: Utah teapot and Cornell box · See more »


In geometry, a cube is a three-dimensional solid object bounded by six square faces, facets or sides, with three meeting at each vertex.

New!!: Utah teapot and Cube · See more »


In computing, D3DX (Direct3D Extension) is a deprecated high level API library which is written to supplement Microsoft's Direct3D graphics API.

New!!: Utah teapot and D3DX · See more »

Data set

A data set (or dataset) is a collection of data.

New!!: Utah teapot and Data set · See more »


Direct3D is a graphics application programming interface (API) for Microsoft Windows.

New!!: Utah teapot and Direct3D · See more »


In geometry, a dodecahedron (Greek δωδεκάεδρον, from δώδεκα dōdeka "twelve" + ἕδρα hédra "base", "seat" or "face") is any polyhedron with twelve flat faces.

New!!: Utah teapot and Dodecahedron · See more »

Genus (mathematics)

In mathematics, genus (plural genera) has a few different, but closely related, meanings.

New!!: Utah teapot and Genus (mathematics) · See more »

Houdini (software)

Houdini is a 3D animation software developed by Side Effects Software Inc (SESI) based in Toronto.

New!!: Utah teapot and Houdini (software) · See more »


In geometry, a hypotenuse (rarely: hypothenuse) is the longest side of a right-angled triangle, the side opposite of the right angle.

New!!: Utah teapot and Hypotenuse · See more »


In geometry, an icosahedron is a polyhedron with 20 faces.

New!!: Utah teapot and Icosahedron · See more »


An in-joke, also known as an inside joke or a private joke, is a joke whose humour is understandable only to members of an ingroup, that is, people who are in a particular social group, occupation, or other community of shared interest.

New!!: Utah teapot and In-joke · See more »

Jim Blinn

James F. Blinn (born 1949) is an American computer scientist who first became widely known for his work as a computer graphics expert at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), particularly his work on the pre-encounter animations for the Voyager project, his work on the Carl Sagan documentary series Cosmos, and the research of the Blinn–Phong shading model.

New!!: Utah teapot and Jim Blinn · See more »


Lenna or Lena is the name given to a standard test image widely used in the field of image processing since 1973.

New!!: Utah teapot and Lenna · See more »

Library (computing)

In computer science, a library is a collection of non-volatile resources used by computer programs, often for software development.

New!!: Utah teapot and Library (computing) · See more »

LightWave 3D

LightWave 3D is a 3D computer graphics software developed by NewTek.

New!!: Utah teapot and LightWave 3D · See more »

List of common 3D test models

This is a list of models and meshes commonly used in 3D computer graphics for testing and demonstrating rendering algorithms and visual effects.

New!!: Utah teapot and List of common 3D test models · See more »

Loren Carpenter

Loren C. Carpenter (born February 7, 1947) is a computer graphics researcher and developer.

New!!: Utah teapot and Loren Carpenter · See more »

Martin Newell (computer scientist)

Martin Edward Newell is a British-born computer scientist specializing in computer graphics who is perhaps best known as the creator of the Utah teapot computer model.

New!!: Utah teapot and Martin Newell (computer scientist) · See more »

Mathematical model

A mathematical model is a description of a system using mathematical concepts and language.

New!!: Utah teapot and Mathematical model · See more »

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

New!!: Utah teapot and Microsoft Windows · See more »

Modo (software)

Modo (stylized as MODO, originally modo) is a polygon and subdivision surface modeling, sculpting, 3D painting, animation and rendering package developed by Luxology, LLC, which is now merged with and known as Foundry.

New!!: Utah teapot and Modo (software) · See more »

Monsters, Inc.

Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.

New!!: Utah teapot and Monsters, Inc. · See more »

Mountain View, California

Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, United States, named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

New!!: Utah teapot and Mountain View, California · See more »


In geometry, an octahedron (plural: octahedra) is a polyhedron with eight faces, twelve edges, and six vertices.

New!!: Utah teapot and Octahedron · See more »


Open Graphics Library (OpenGL) is a cross-language, cross-platform application programming interface (API) for rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics.

New!!: Utah teapot and OpenGL · See more »

OpenGL Utility Toolkit

The OpenGL Utility Toolkit (GLUT) is a library of utilities for OpenGL programs, which primarily perform system-level I/O with the host operating system.

New!!: Utah teapot and OpenGL Utility Toolkit · See more »


Pixar Animation Studios, commonly referred to as Pixar, is an American computer animation movie studio based in Emeryville, California that is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, owned by The Walt Disney Company.

New!!: Utah teapot and Pixar · See more »

Platonic solid

In three-dimensional space, a Platonic solid is a regular, convex polyhedron.

New!!: Utah teapot and Platonic solid · See more »


The Persistence of Vision Ray Tracer, or POV-Ray, is a ray tracing program which generates images from a text-based scene description, and is available for a variety of computer platforms.

New!!: Utah teapot and POV-Ray · See more »

Project Mathematics!

Project Mathematics! (stylized as Project MATHEMATICS!), is a series of educational video modules and accompanying workbooks for teachers, developed at the California Institute of Technology to help teach basic principles of mathematics to high school students.

New!!: Utah teapot and Project Mathematics! · See more »

Pythagorean theorem

In mathematics, the Pythagorean theorem, also known as Pythagoras' theorem, is a fundamental relation in Euclidean geometry among the three sides of a right triangle.

New!!: Utah teapot and Pythagorean theorem · See more »

Quartz Composer

Quartz Composer is a node-based visual programming language provided as part of the Xcode development environment in macOS for processing and rendering graphical data.

New!!: Utah teapot and Quartz Composer · See more »

Ray tracing (graphics)

In computer graphics, ray tracing is a rendering technique for generating an image by tracing the path of light as pixels in an image plane and simulating the effects of its encounters with virtual objects.

New!!: Utah teapot and Ray tracing (graphics) · See more »

Reflection mapping

In computer graphics, environment mapping, or reflection mapping, is an efficient image-based lighting technique for approximating the appearance of a reflective surface by means of a precomputed texture image.

New!!: Utah teapot and Reflection mapping · See more »

Rendering (computer graphics)

Rendering or image synthesis is the automatic process of generating a photorealistic or non-photorealistic image from a 2D or 3D model (or models in what collectively could be called a scene file) by means of computer programs.

New!!: Utah teapot and Rendering (computer graphics) · See more »

RenderMan Interface Specification

The RenderMan Interface Specification, or RISpec in short, is an open API developed by Pixar Animation Studios to describe three-dimensional scenes and turn them into digital photorealistic images.

New!!: Utah teapot and RenderMan Interface Specification · See more »

Right triangle

A right triangle (American English) or right-angled triangle (British English) is a triangle in which one angle is a right angle (that is, a 90-degree angle).

New!!: Utah teapot and Right triangle · See more »

Saddle point

In mathematics, a saddle point or minimax point is a point on the surface of the graph of a function where the slopes (derivatives) of orthogonal function components defining the surface become zero (a stationary point) but are not a local extremum on both axes.

New!!: Utah teapot and Saddle point · See more »

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City (often shortened to Salt Lake and abbreviated as SLC) is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah.

New!!: Utah teapot and Salt Lake City · See more »


A screensaver (or screen saver) is a computer program that blanks the screen or fills it with moving images or patterns when the computer is not in use.

New!!: Utah teapot and Screensaver · See more »


SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) is the annual conference on computer graphics (CG) convened by the ACM SIGGRAPH organization.

New!!: Utah teapot and SIGGRAPH · See more »

Stanford bunny

The Stanford bunny is a computer graphics 3D test model developed by Greg Turk and Marc Levoy in 1994 at Stanford University.

New!!: Utah teapot and Stanford bunny · See more »

Stanford dragon

The Stanford dragon is a computer graphics 3D test model created with a Cyberware 3030 Model Shop (MS) Color 3D Scanner at Stanford University.

New!!: Utah teapot and Stanford dragon · See more »

Storage tube

Storage tubes are a class of cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) that are designed to hold an image for a long period of time, typically as long as power is supplied to the tube.

New!!: Utah teapot and Storage tube · See more »


In computer programming, a subroutine is a sequence of program instructions that performs a specific task, packaged as a unit.

New!!: Utah teapot and Subroutine · See more »

Tea set

A tea set or tea service, in the Western tradition, is a set of dishes sold in a group for use at afternoon tea or a formal tea party.

New!!: Utah teapot and Tea set · See more »


A teapot is a vessel used for steeping tea leaves or a herbal mix in boiling or near-boiling water, and for serving the resulting infusion which is called tea.

New!!: Utah teapot and Teapot · See more »


Tektronix, Inc., historically widely known as "Tek", is an American company best known for manufacturing test and measurement devices such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and video and mobile test protocol equipment.

New!!: Utah teapot and Tektronix · See more »


In geometry, a tetrahedron (plural: tetrahedra or tetrahedrons), also known as a triangular pyramid, is a polyhedron composed of four triangular faces, six straight edges, and four vertex corners.

New!!: Utah teapot and Tetrahedron · See more »

The Computer Museum, Boston

The Computer Museum was a Boston, Massachusetts, museum that opened in 1979 and operated in three different locations until 1999.

New!!: Utah teapot and The Computer Museum, Boston · See more »

The Simpsons

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

New!!: Utah teapot and The Simpsons · See more »

The Sims 2

The Sims 2 is a 2004 strategic life simulation video game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts.

New!!: Utah teapot and The Sims 2 · See more »

Toy Story

Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures.

New!!: Utah teapot and Toy Story · See more »

Treehouse of Horror VI

"Treehouse of Horror VI" is the sixth episode of The Simpsons' seventh season and the sixth episode in the Treehouse of Horror series.

New!!: Utah teapot and Treehouse of Horror VI · See more »

Triviality (mathematics)

In mathematics, the adjective trivial is frequently used for objects (for example, groups or topological spaces) that have a very simple structure.

New!!: Utah teapot and Triviality (mathematics) · See more »

University of Utah

The University of Utah (also referred to as the U, U of U, or Utah) is a public coeducational space-grant research university in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

New!!: Utah teapot and University of Utah · See more »


XScreenSaver is a collection of 221 free screensavers for Unix, macOS, iOS and Android.

New!!: Utah teapot and XScreenSaver · See more »


Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution (typically referred to as ZCMI) was the first department store in the United States.

New!!: Utah teapot and ZCMI · See more »

3D computer graphics

3D computer graphics or three-dimensional computer graphics, (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images.

New!!: Utah teapot and 3D computer graphics · See more »

3D modeling

In 3D computer graphics, 3D modeling (or three-dimensional modeling) is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any surface of an object (either inanimate or living) in three dimensions via specialized software.

New!!: Utah teapot and 3D modeling · See more »

3D printing

3D printing is any of various processes in which material is joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, with material being added together (such as liquid molecules or powder grains being fused together).

New!!: Utah teapot and 3D printing · See more »

Redirects here:

3d teapot, Gl teapot, Newell teapot, Newell's teapot, Teapotahedron, The Utah Teapot, Utah Teapot, Utah Teapotahedron, X00398.1984.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_teapot

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »