So I got a 3d model of a plush toy in Blender. Now I want to turn it into a real plush toy (a gift).
I know you create 2d "cutouts" from cardboard or similar material which you'll use to draw the cutting lines on your textile to cut the toy's pieces, sew them together and stuff them.
Are there any programs or Blender plugins which will allow to create those cutouts?
I've found one commercial chinese program which I can't purchase and a freeware called "Plushie" with no official site and dead download links.
I found someone who makes stuffed toys for a living and he said that before making the cutouts, he needs to make a real model (aka a "last" used by shoemakers) of the toy from aluminium or wood and that alone costs only 400$, which sounds like a ripoff nonsense, right?