How To Create Rotating/Spining Image?

Posted on 2006-11-09
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
How do i create a rotating/spining image (see example below)
If possible i would appreciate advice on acheiving the below effect using Adobe Image Ready.

Question by:sonny_singh
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lherrou earned 64 total points
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Here's a great tutorial on producing an animated GIF in ImageReady:

For a spinning object, like in your example, you have first make multiple views of the object, from different perspectives, and then animate them per the tutorial above.


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Slynky earned 62 total points
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Hi, sonny_singh,

Considering that rotating symbol you posted, it looks almost exactly like the few I've done using Ulead Cool 3D.  I say that because it's not just a matter of creating several perspective shots to use in ImageReady.  Looking closely, you'll see changing light/reflection on the surface of the image, so if you are just wanting to make a rotating image without realistic lighting/reflections, then the advice above is perfect.  If, however, you want more realism, you'll probably need to actually use something 3D (as I mentioned above)

Here, take a look:

It's USD 49 so that may turn you away but they have a free trial if you are interested.  


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Zak-R earned 62 total points
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Animation-Shop is also a good program if you want to create and add effects with it.

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Merete earned 62 total points
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Not to take anything away from Zak-R  suggestion,
I have paint shop pro 8 now called Coral Paint and it uses some pretty nifty tools to make all sorts of animations from simple pictures.

Paintshop pro has these features but you would have to purchase it.
Animation Shop Tutorials
Tutorial:  Simple spinning text.
Tutorial:  Simple rotating disc (using text)
Tutorial:  Combining 2 animations (animated layers)
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you asked for some guides for Adobe Image ready
Adobe Photoshop> Essential Tutorials Essential Tutorials for Photoshop & ImageReady
2D Graphics: Adobe Image Ready tutorials

Macromedia Fireworks has a very nifty animation utility that will help you move, scale, or rotate a selected object or instance.
To complete this tutorial you will need to install the following software and files:
Fireworks MX 2004
 Tutorials and sample files:
 (ZIP, 84K) Prerequisite Knowledge:
Basic familiarity with Fireworks MX 2004


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