I was wondering if someone wanted to help me out.
there is a script out there called paper modeler done by emu. this paper modeler breaks up the the polygons of the mesh and flattens them so you can make the thing out of paper (or in my case have them laser cut from acrylic). this means that i can design very complex meshes and build them again in real life.
I was wondering if anyone (if youre reading this emu you too! i just didnt want to keep bothering you! :p) would like to help me out by creating an addon which will allow me to do the same but with a frame structure.
what this plugin needs to do is take each edge in the frame and seperate it, giving it a number at the top and the bottom.
this is a quick sketch of what it might look like:
now. even more useful than this would be the ability to first of all ask blender to turn those lines into pipes. then tell it to put a sphere (of a chosen size) whenever two pipes join. again. this would be additional rather than the main aim. so if any one thinks theyre up for the task let me know i realise that this is a big ask but it would be an amazing help!!