First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Login | Register | 651326 Members and growing!
Search tutorials
Author: Michael Georges

I have had several queries on how to make an object appear to spin.

When I first tried this, I figured that I could just flip the object and do a motion tween and it would work. It does not.

Most objects don't spin, they do a wonky flip. So here is how to make most objects spin accurately:

Spinning involves four object positions:

1. The original state

2. The skinny down

3. The flip while skinny

4. The expand back out

So, if you look at the reversed G in my footer, you will see what I mean. I took the G in its original state and made it skinny (motion tween over five frames). Then I did a horizontal flip of the skinny G (in F6) Then I expanded the reversed G to its original size (use the object inspector)( motion tween over five frames) You repeat the process to bring the object back to its original state. Place your mouse cursor over the Red Dot between the Gs to see it spin.

» Level Basic

Added: 2001-02-09
Rating: 5 Votes: 146
(10 being the highest)
» Author
No author details available.
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!


  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

  • You must have javascript enabled in order to post comments.

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: Inocreato
» Title: RaiseTheBlocks
» Description: Raise all the blocks to win the game
Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: TomCat Carty
» Title: The Wood
» Description: Just a little game ending or it can maybe be looped. Recorders with music box and percussion to give the feel of well, I don't know, the woods? Free to use, just credit me. thank you
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: Davisigner
» Description: Hmm... what to say about this one? It's reminiscent of the closing notes of the opening music from the Three Stooges done in a church organ style with a closing cymbal crash. I'll give this one away gratis, but feel free to check out my free loops and potential upcoming license-mandated ones over in the respective part of Flashkit.