In addition to my exploring the possibilities of Adobe Illustrator, I have been playing with adding a new dimension in 3D with Maxon's Cinema4D.

My plan is to develop my skills in motion graphics, but lately I have been enjoying it's toolset for rendering static images.

 
The image below was based upon the Mograph Voronoi Fracture object used upon a sphere. A cloth tag was applied to the sphere, with the Voronoi Fracture edge's used in Points Mode to constrain the cloth. 

I had huge fun in then using an Attraction object with a high negative value - which then acts as a repelling force to "inflate" the cloth! The same Voronoi Fracture was inverted to form the "cage" with a negative extrusion value.

 

inflate cloth cage