Example of this can be seen in the tutorial video for Google Sketch up plug-in below:
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Unfold Sketch up tool
Using the unfolding sketch up plug-in the user is able to unfold a complex geometric shape in any way they choose
allowing the physicality of the digital form. An avenue for manipulation arises and interpretation alluding to the original form.
Computers build curvaceous shapes through an array of splines. The software that builds the shapes can be programmed
to alter the size and number of the faceted planes that constitute a form.