You can see rotating globes everywhere like tv promos, idents, intros etc. In this article, we are going to create a globe from Illustrator world map.
Import World_map.ai by selecting [File] > [Merge]
You can download example world_map.ai from this link;
Select all paths and Right Click > Connect Objects + Delete
It will connect all paths and will convert it to one piece of path. Delete group null
Apply [Exture NURBS] and drag path under your Extrude Nurbs modifier
Make its extrude 5
Set its Caps settings like below;
Set Fillet Caps, Check Constrain, Make it Regular Grid to 5
Apply Wrap Modifier
Drag Wrap under Extude NURBS
Change its Wrap style; Spherical
It will make your world spherical but it looks a bit weird.
You can change modifier’s position to change its modifying place.
Change Wrap object properties like below;
Now Create a sphere and align it inside your world map
Now you can use it in your projects.
Bye the way, you can use same process for a plane by applying world map texture.
That’s all folks,
Stay in Fxfx,