How to wrap an image/points to a 3d surface?

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Hi, I am trying to figure out a way to wrap a set of points (that make up an image) onto a 3d surface, similar to how one would wrap a printed image onto a cylinder in real life.
I have looked into some of the built-in MATLAB functions (such as warp), but this does not acheive the desired result, as it projects rather than warps. I feel like there should be a simple solution to this problem, as wrapping is very common in CAD programs such as Solidworks.
The ideal workflow is given a a set of XY points (that make up an image), and a point cloud (which can be made into a surface), the code would return the XYZ coordinates of the image on that surface.
Any and all help would be appreciated. The image (made of points) is shown below.
Thanks,
-Daniel
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Star Strider
Star Strider on 22 Nov 2022
Another option may be the warp funciton. There are two warp funcitons, the one I linked to here is described as: ‘Display image as texture-mapped surface’. It gives an example using a surf plot.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 22 Nov 2022
Maybe what you want is the attached demo.
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Daniel Weppler
Daniel Weppler on 23 Nov 2022
Unfortunatley warp doesn't perform the transformation I'm looking for, however I've solved the problem mathematically, and am working on writing a complete function to upload to the file exchange. Thanks for the help regardless.

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