as the saying goes... a picture says a thousand words.Actually, I'm trying to reproduce the 3D objects that were embodied with grid pattern, often in green, in very old video games from the eighties. But we can still see it in many sci-fi movies. There were a spaceship pursuit in star wars, episode a new hope (I think) where at a certain time the spaceship were designed with grid pattern.
I hope you see clearer now? otherwise, I'll post a picture if you wish.
I have no clue about how it's called, sorry for my lack of experience in graphics design world.