Just like you can take a cube and flatten it into 6 sides, I'd like to take a digital 3D model of a human and cut it into flat shapes (think sewing patterns) with the help of a high-level framework/library.

To be more specific I need to

  • be able to take simple measurements of the 3D model (bust/waist/hip sizes)
  • be able to easily convert 3D to 2D (an arm would become 2 separate flat shapes)
  • get the dimensions of the resulting 2D shapes
  • work with a high-level library to do as much of the low-level math for me as possible

Taking a look at what's available I've only come across frameworks and libraries that work with rendering. As I do NOT need to render anything, could you recommend something that is minimal in meeting my above 4 point criteria?

OK languages are Javascript, PHP, Python, C, C++.


  • To be honest, I have no clue about the input but I expect it to be output from a future device like Project Tango. I want something open source.
  • The input data is a 3D model of a human. What I'm not sure about is the file type but I assume this is irrelevant.
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    based on the data What data? What is your 3D input format? What are you willing to pay for the framework? Please edit your question. – Jan Doggen Aug 20 '15 at 7:54
  • but I assume this is irrelevant "I am looking for a program that converts my word processing files in to X, but I am not going to tell you what these files are". Well, then how should that program know? And you expect us to recommend X not knowing what data it will receive. Weird. You have a source that is going to supply those 3D models. Ask them. – Jan Doggen Aug 21 '15 at 7:30
  • Ok. I'm not looking for a program but a framework or library so perhaps I posted in the wrong place. – galki Aug 21 '15 at 8:47

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