Every year Dr. Cem Yuksel organizes the Teapot Rendering Competition. The competition is open to all students who have taken the Ray Tracing for Rendering (CS 6620) course and written their own rendering software from scratch. Students present their original scenes rendered with their own software, commemorating the famous Utah Teapot with dazzling visuals!
The rules of the competition are simple: the scenes must be original, they must include at least one visible Utah Teapot model, and the images must be rendered using student's software. Students entering the competition are permitted to work with other individuals for preparing their scenes and the related artwork, but they must write the rendering software themselves.
It is important to note that students taking the Ray Tracing for Rendering (CS 6620) course typically have about one week to complete their software and prepare their scenes and images. Other students, who have taken the course earlier, however, have an unfair advantage, since they have a whole year (or longer) to work on their scenes and images.