Suppose I have this image. Sample Map of India

and I want to convert it into curve for this animation Curve animation

Watch from start to 0:03 I can do it by Bevel Factor in Blender. But i Have to make the curve by "Draw Curve" Is there any simpler way. Please Tell.

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    $\begingroup$ You'd be better off finding a vector version of this image in, say, SVG file format or something. Blender doesn't have a tracer as far as I know, maybe try Inkscape, but quality will be sub par $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Oct 25 '17 at 14:12
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    $\begingroup$ You need image tracer - try your luck here: vectormagic.com. Blender can import SVG for further animating. $\endgroup$ – Jaroslav Jerryno Novotny Oct 25 '17 at 15:24

Go to this website

Right click on the image and click Save page as (The download file will be in svg format)

Import File

File -> Import -> SVG (If svg is not enable, enable from the addon)

Now u need little cleanup.

Delete the unwanted parts (scale,etc)

Go to edit mode and select the outer edge and delete vertices

Now you have a clean India Map with the curve

enter image description here

If you need to download separate state download here. Color the different state and place it.

How to Bevel

Go to the curve tab

Change the shape from 2D to 3D

Add a curve circle.

Select the Map curve and in the bevel object select the circle.

enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ The problem is that I need curves for bevel factor(only applicable when it is an open curve(start and ending vertices are joined) $\endgroup$ – Computer Guy Oct 27 '17 at 13:55
  • $\begingroup$ @ComputerGuy yes with this you can bevel it. I have edited the answer $\endgroup$ – atek Oct 27 '17 at 14:21
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks For your post. But how did you produce svg file from jpeg/png $\endgroup$ – Computer Guy Oct 28 '17 at 11:15
  • $\begingroup$ @ComputerGuy If u want any jpeg and png to turn into svg then the comment was given above by Duarte & Jerryno to have a vector software or go online to convert. As i found a good svg of India Map so have given all the reference and link in my answer. $\endgroup$ – atek Oct 28 '17 at 12:16

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