Spinning image in Flash

Posted on 2009-04-01
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Last Modified: 2013-11-12
I'm trying to make a short animation in Flash (CS3 with ActionScript 3), where a graphic will zip around the screen, while spinning, for a few seconds.

I plan to do the zipping around will simple motion tweens. I know I could to the spinning with tweens -- but, would rather do it via Action Script.  Sadly, I'm an Action Script rookie and don't know how to do it.

Question by:CPOJoe
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alien109 earned 1500 total points
ID: 24042030
Are you looking to simply rotate the image around it's origin?

If so,

this._rotation += 5;


this.rotation +=5;

depending on is your project is a2 or as3

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ID: 24042216
OK - but, need to get basic.
So, I have my image on the stage. I'll do F8 to convert it to a movie clip, right?  Then, do I F9 to put in the code on the MC?
as3, btw.

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ID: 24042418
So, I just clicked in the 1st frame of the main timeline and up the code in there.  I'm getting some rotation -- have to tweak the frame rate, etc to get it to look right.
But, it's rotating around the top, left corner and not the center.  Not sure how to change that...?

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ID: 24042516
Ahh -- OK, Converted the .png to an MC, and put the code on the 1st frame of the MC -- now its rotating around the center...

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