So I need to create a world map using only hexagons. I have an svg of every country on earth that I got from QGIS. Basically, I need to do what I did with China (above) to every single country.
Above I did it manually (and messily) in Photoshop to illustrate my intent. I'd rather not do it this way for the whole world because there are a ton of countries, but I will if I have to.
So my question is this: Is there a way to take my shape file and some how restrict the paths to a hexagonal grid, thus saving me the mountain of hours it would take to do it manually?
I'm working in Illustrator CC, but if there's a better option I'm all ears.
I've never really done a project like this before, so I'm really excited to get started, but the sooner it's finished the better. I'll continue to search for a solution, but I'm kind of at a loss for where to look. I'm also not sure exactly if the tags I put on this question are the best suited for it, so if you have a better one, please let me know.