If you dont know of Lloyd or elimar48 then i was around befor your time !
yes general idea would be plugin ,itle maybe multiple attempts before it would be useful
(virtual pins) is just term i thought up as i was posting
it would just be single plugin shape maybe just cylinder in appearance ,with an int parameter to assign to ID group of vertice/ (points selection group)but specific to the scripted model so when pin would move and rotate so would the points but also extra parameter in the pin would change more shape to specific group (asl: scale_x ~ y ~ z non-unform scales)
each ID group would technically be a sub-parametric object controlled by assigned (virtual pin)
virtual pins could also then be used for other load script models !
as you see im thinking way to fare ahead on theory's on how to make the plugin haha
remodeled useing wirecage map as guide thanks $imon
i think i could keep it under 100k nice