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Need help w/a 3d imaging transform or something

I have a pattern in the form of a mundane rectangular image. What I want to do is transform the image so that it looks like this rectangular pattern is a ribbon that was twisted around to form something resembling an infinity symbol (or a figure-8 if you like). How would I go about doing that? Is that a simple enough job?
The s/w I have to work with isn't very much, but I could make use of the ubiquitous Photoshop.
Hmm... I dunno. I still need to apply the 3d shape.
Maybe I'm thinking of this from an OpenGL perspective (my only formal training in 3d graphics). There I would define the shape, including the twisted parts, and then apply a "skin". In this case the hardest part would be defining the shape, but I don't see how to do that w/what you propose.


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I thought you had the shape already.....

This is something that technically can be done in photoshop... (as could anything) but its probably not the right tool for the job :)