how to lay cables onto a mesh and cut the cables in a specific way

i am making a model, my goal with the model was to replace his inner body into a span of cables like you would see in si-fi movies, or maybe games like fnaf so that the inner body even though replaced, the cables have the same proportions as the inner body, i tried to make a Bezier curve, then shrink-wrap it to the model then convert to mesh, however that's extremely time consuming, and when I convert to mesh, the cable has too many vertices, along with this the model in question is for a game that I will be working on, I need a certain amount of vertices, this and when I try to reduce the amounts of vertices, the cables look off and not what I want, I need it to lay on top of the model, but his entire body is made of wires in certain directions for his body, arms, legs, head, if anyone could help me with this I would be most grateful,

also if you cant answer this part its fine, I would like to know if I would be able to cut the wires in a way that his eyes would show, and his mouth would show, without ruining the flow of that specific set of wires

this is a small reference drawing to just show what i mean when i want the wires to form a body

• sure thing, also the little pat at the end was related to the ret of the question as parts of the mesh have holes and need cables to be removed, thanks for informtion, i will add some drawing of what i want it to be like, thank you Jul 11 '21 at 8:56
• what about normal maps? Jul 11 '21 at 9:08
• could you explain about what you mean with normal maps?? Jul 11 '21 at 9:15
• yeah actually yes, but more organised to give it more of a brand new feel, not clumped together like ennard, but yes i believe something like that is what i am inspired to make Jul 11 '21 at 9:32
• you could do it for real with cables that you make with cylinder that has array + curve modifiers, put the cables all over the body, then bake the normals so that you'll be able to fake the cables on the surface of the body and maybe just keep only several of real cables Jul 11 '21 at 9:46