[OpenSCAD] Images on curved (cylindrical) surface

MichaelAtOz oz.at.michael at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 01:22:46 EDT 2016

Lukas wrote
> Hi,
> I am just getting started with OpenSCAD and just found the feature to
> import images via an Inkscape extension. But the tutorials I found only
> show the import/editing of flat images.
> Is there any chance to put this flat image onto a curved surface such as a
> cylinder?
> Hope the question makes sense...
> Thanks,
> Lukas

AFAIK no, not if you mean like wrapping a label around an object.
If the image is like a line drawing, you could linear_extrude it & intersect
it with a hollow cylinder, but the result would be contorted.
Or you could slice it up and move the bits around, but the maths would be
beyond me.

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