I'm looking to take high rez artwork and wrap it around a sphere. Then I need to take the warped artwork and flatten it into gores. Much like how a beach ball is stitched together. I'm looking for a simple method to take a 2:1 raito image and split it into "gores" so I can then print the gores and stitch them together. Can your software do that?
We are a tension fabric builder and are looking for a solution to apply our artwork to a 3d surface and flatten it so it may then be printed and stitched back together. However we need to maintain a decent resolution at full scale. Aprox. 72dpi
If you need to add image material to your 2:1 while in 3D, you might be able to do a stamp-like addition by porting a Strata Design 3D wrapped ball over to Photoshop Extended and use the 3D painting ability there, then save out the layer map to apply Flexify to. But I have not done that personally.
I think Strata has some tutorial videos of this on their site. Britt