Unfold ico sphere / Wrap dymaxion map

Hello, I want to do an animation like this one :

Yet I struggle how to achieve it, either by unfolding an ico sphere or wrapping a Fuller projected map, how would you go about this ?

Thanks in advance !

The only way I can imagine is an armature with bones for each face.

perhaps “Flatten to UV space” works?

@ Walli

there must be like over 100 different ways to map at NASA or Geo
it would be interesting to see some addon to do some of these type of mapping

there might already be some python scripts somewhere at NASA

happy bl

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