I have a circular image that I want to print over a cone. That is, over a circle with a wedge cut out, and then assembled into a cone.
However, if I just print my image and then cut the wedge, not only that part will be removed, but also the proportions will be messed up, and straight lines become curved.
I would like to do some processing to my image so when printed and assembled, the image will look as designed, when looked straight from the front (the tip of the cone pointing at the observer). Optimally, the processing should wrap the image in the wedge so I can have some freedom when assembling the cone.
Are there any tools that do this for me? or any processing I can do to achieve this effect?
I actually want to do this over a shallow cone (the wedge cut goes around some 5 degrees), but knowing a general solution for sharper cones would be optimal.
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