What wrong I said? Just question for ideas...
No need to get snippy
I understand it.
Means, that you will most likely not find a prepared, ready to use solution.
overlapping - yes; size - as max as possible; including vertices is allowed, but not too much(5-10% by all); number of aabbs - from 1 to 4-5
overlapping AABBs allowed ? Min/max size of AABB ? Are AABB allowed to include vertices ? Min/max number of AABBs per Mesh ?
yep, it's really good idea.
get 3 planes, at x, y, z axis aligned and it will be contour of x, y, z projection of mesh.
hard problem here is:
How to simplify projected countour(3d mesh projection to 2d plane by orthogonal camera, using software rasterizer) to minimum vertices?