Is there an algorithm, probably based on some linear programming,
that can give me an approximation of the volume defined by a set of 3d
points (more or less representing a 2d cover such as skin of a human...)
which can be an alpha shape, with spheres or blobs? I figure this would have
to be an approximation, probably similar to the backpack filling problem,
which is NP-complete but that does have linear programming variants that do
not give a perfect solution...
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