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360◦ or 720◦ Rotation now impossible?!?

Participant ,
Mar 27, 2019 Mar 27, 2019

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After being a Flash user for many years I now find, in Animate, the simplest things so complicated. For example this morning I have spent two hours trying to create a spinning newspaper.

It used to be a mixture of rotate, scale and keypoints in the tween, a touch of F5 to adjust the timing and... was easy.

Now after it hits about 180◦ it just starts bouncing around.

I have tried and tried and tried and looked things up on the web. The so-called motion editor is no help.

If I had hair I'd be pulling it out.

Why does Adobe have to fix Flash things that weren't broken???

Does anyone have a clue/advice about rotating a symbol 720 degrees while (scaling down)?

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Guru , Mar 27, 2019 Mar 27, 2019

I'm the last person to defend Animate (since it feels like in a state of perpetual beta), but pointing the direction in which you want the rotation to go has always been a part of Properties for at least 15 years.

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Choose CW, type in 2 and you will get two full clock-wise rotations, i.e. +720°

So, you only need two keys, do your scaling, add a classic tween and in the tween properties choose CW or CCW and type in how many full rotations want.

You can also add easing and if you want, use the custom e

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Guru ,
Mar 27, 2019 Mar 27, 2019

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I'm the last person to defend Animate (since it feels like in a state of perpetual beta), but pointing the direction in which you want the rotation to go has always been a part of Properties for at least 15 years.

Clipboard-1.png

Choose CW, type in 2 and you will get two full clock-wise rotations, i.e. +720°

So, you only need two keys, do your scaling, add a classic tween and in the tween properties choose CW or CCW and type in how many full rotations want.

You can also add easing and if you want, use the custom ease to separate the rotation from the rest to give the sense of perspective - easing out as it goes away, without slowing down the rotations. It's as simple as that.

Good luck!

Nick - Character Designer and Animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of the Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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New Here ,
Jul 03, 2022 Jul 03, 2022

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Is there any way to do non-whole number # of rotations? In my animation I only want 3/4 of a turn!

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Jul 03, 2022 Jul 03, 2022

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Type '0' in the input field.

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Nick - Character Designer and Animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of the Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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Mar 29, 2019 Mar 29, 2019

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The simplicity of your answer now makes me look like a ranting idiot.

I just hadn't figured that the Tween itself would have the rotate properties rather than the object.

Thank you.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 29, 2019 Mar 29, 2019

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This ◦ isn't a degree symbol, by the way. It's Unicode "White Bullet".

This is a degree symbol: 360°

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Apr 02, 2019 Apr 02, 2019

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I see it as a bonus that not only was my question answered perfectly but I also received a free critique of my ASCII/Unicode special character selection skills

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Guru ,
Apr 02, 2019 Apr 02, 2019

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Love your tactfulness, mate!

Nick - Character Designer and Animator, Flash user since 1998
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Apr 02, 2019 Apr 02, 2019

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Agreed with n.tilcheff. Something that others very much lack!

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