I'm designing tools for a 3D modeling software. I've programmed two tools – one which turns a cylinder into a straight plane (and back), and another one which turns a sphere into a plane and vice versa. Now I need to know how to call those tools.
The act of transforming a cylinder into a plane can be called unwrapping or unrolling.
» Click to unwrap the cylinder «
But is there any verb to describe the transformation from a sphere into a plane?
» Click to (?) the sphere «