I have a mesh and I would like to quickly create planes (or boxes) that have cutouts in the shape of the silhouette that mesh, but rotated at various angles. I would like to have a system to which I can feed any mesh and it will output these cutout planes, either for random or predefined rotations of the mesh.
In the game I'm making, you have a 3D object, like a chess piece, that you rotate and translate to try to fit it in a hole in a wall that has the shape of the object. But the hole can be in the shape of any rotation of that object. For instance, in the case of a pawn, the hole can look like an upright pawn, so you wouldn't have to rotate the pawn at all; or it could just be a circle the size of the base of the piece, so you would have to rotate the pawn so it either goes in feet or head first. I want a program to procedurally generate walls with these kinds of holes for any mesh I give it.