How to Rotate and Moving Objects in Adobe Flash

Rotation in flash refers to giving additional effect to moving object in animation. Moving objects are produced using the motion tween. These moving objects can be rotated by altering simple properties of the motion tween. Follow this step by step guide in order to learn how to rotate in flash.


Step 1: Create a new Flash Project

In this tutorial, we will teach you on how to rotate in flash. Open Flash and create a new Flash project of type ActionScript 3.0.

Creating a New Flash Project

Step 2: Import an Image

Import an image on to the stage and resize it to give enough space to rotate. Also convert the image to a symbol.

Importing an Image

Step 3: Go to Rotation Properties

Create a Motion Tween. And extend the frame till Frame 60. Insert a KeyFrame at Frame 60. In the properties window, Notice the rotation tab. Type in 2 to rotate 2 times. You can also set the direction of rotation, as clock-wise or anti clock-wise. With Frame 60 selected, Move the image to the other corner of the screen. Note the path of motion is created automatically.

Rotation Properties

Step 4: View output

Now run the animation. Press CTRL+Enter to view it as a flash presentation. In the whole of the motion animation, the image rotates as mentioned. In this manner, you can perform rotation in flash.

Flash Animation