Imagine I have a circular path like this:
In reality it is much more complex, with hundred or so anchors (and it is more close to a circle). I want to straighten it in a way, that the form is preserved (inner contour points will get farther apart, outer will get closer). I tried with Puppet tool, it sorta works, but since I have to move all points myself, the whole thing gets quite distorted and uneven. I want to do something like Puppet tool does, but make it automatically place points along the circle and then automatically move them in a line keeping original distances between points. I hope it make sense. Any ideas?