Object frontal area calculator


I wrote this script to measure the airplane frontal area in different AoA’s for the form drag estimation.

It could be useful for other applications too. Go figure :slight_smile:

This script requires the Python Imaging Library (PIL) installation


  • Disable all lights
  • Place the target object between Reference object and camera
  • Scale objects, if needed and then use Apply Scale function (ctrl a,1)
  • Make sure the Reference object is in camera view
  • Make sure the target object is inside of the Reference object area
  • Adjust X- and Z-axis rotations, if needed.
  • Run script and see the frontal area result


Color2Area_1.blend (340 KB)