@embr i see what you did there

also it looks so clean its awesome

@embr the high-detail reflection on the pot is a giveaway, no one's teapot is that shiny in the real world. ;)

@embr the reflections look really impressive, almost raytraced i'd say!

@embr ah, I see you have enabled SSAA x8 as well as anisotropic filtering x16 in 8k resolution... what gfx card do you have? 😋

@embr is that a window in the reflection, and if yes, did you implement it as a 2d lightsource, or did you model the visible parts of the "outside world" as well?

@embr I swear 3D modelers haven't ever seen a real teapot with the way it bends light to create the illusion of a void bereft of other objects in the background, or the chonk blocks of segmented colours.

This raytracing farce has gone on long enough, real teapots don't have curves or "reflections"

@embr the important question, given a teapot, is: Does the water flow well? And, when stopping to pour, does it properly stop or do some drop drip out potentially causing tea stains?

(I bought an IKEA teapot, and oh boy are they bad at water flow! OTOH and old Japanese third-hand cast iron teapot has a very excellent and satisfying flow, so if the Utah has good flow, I'm buying one)

@aperezdc yep, I bought it for the novelty, but it's a surprisingly good actual teapot, the snout doesn't even have stains on it despite my tendency to overfill it

@embr now *that* was the kind of review I was hoping for, thanks a ton! :blobaww:

@aperezdc you're welcome!

the normie name for it is a "melitta" teapot, if you didn't know, I got mine off eBay: ebay.de/itm/174664900844

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