How to Make a Logo Spin in Flash

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Adobe Flash gives you the ability to make eye-catching animations for your business or organisation. A common task you may encounter when developing with the platform is the need to rotate or outright spin your logo. With Flash's precise and automatic numeric positioning of elements during animations, a task like this becomes a very simple matter of creating a motion tween and deciding on the specifics of speed and number of rotations. (See Reference 1)

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Select your logo by triple-clicking on it in the movie workspace. Press F8 to convert it to a symbol if it is not one already. Select the option for a movie clip and click "OK."

  2. 2

    Right-click on a frame in the active layer in the timeline at the top of the screen. Select "Insert Keyframe" from the menu. The new keyframe will now be your active frame.

  3. 3

    Right-click on any of the frames in the active layer and select "Create Motion Tween."

  4. 4

    Select "CW" for clockwise or "CCW" for counter-clockwise in the "Rotate" drop-down menu in the Properties window at the bottom of the screen. Input a number of rotations you'd like it to make in the box to the right of the drop-down menu.

  5. 5

    Save and test the movie. To increase or decrease the speed of the rotation, click and drag the keyframe created in Step 2 to the left or right in the timeline, respectively.

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