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ActionScript: rotate movie clip

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hi all,

ActionScript has predefined method to "drag" a movie clip (to move it). But how to rotate a movie clip by just dragging it? For example, when both the Ctrl key  and the left mouse button are pressed, the user means to rotate the movie clip instead of dragging it.

 thx.
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by:rootdir
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_rotation is the property available with objects. You have assign positive int. value to this property.

Set Variable "spin" = Get Property ("/mc", _rotation)
Set Variable "spin" = int (spin+10)
Set Property ("/mc",_rotation) = spin
See this example you will get better idea of drag and rotation

http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash/action_scripts/actionscript_tutorial/index.html

Cheers
RootDir
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Zeffer earned 200 total points
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rootdir
why not just assume idOle is using MX and send them
to the tutorial which comes with it?

It would save a lot of time not downloading all that
stuff from Macromedia!:)

Another spin on rotation using actionScript with buttons,idOle, is at..
http://www.the-stickman.com/tutorials/f4rotatingchicken.shtml
Z
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by:rootdir
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Why dont you address your comments to asker? I am not making un-necessary assumtions if asker did not pointed his/her requirments.

Above code is useful for flash 4 also, which I found on macromedia site. I thought which is correct for this question. If you are getting any problem with macromedia site, please address your problems to them not me. And if you have any problem with me address it to EE community.
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by:idOle
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Hi folks, sorry for not getting back nooner:) I was in a big move! And it seemed my humble actionscripting skill has been moving to another stage now. seems Zeffer's tutorial is more relevant to the original question becaue it addressed how _rotation property changed under a mouse release (except only in a seperate MC instance):)

I appreciate all of the help and I am sorry I can only give points to one answer.
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