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Continuous Flash ActionScript Rotation Animation Tutorial

This Flash ActionScript tutorial shows how to use rotation property to do a continuous rotation animation.

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Flash Tutorial Content:

When using with ENTER_FRAME, it is very easy to do more complicated interesting rotation animation with the rotation property with Flash ActionScript 3. This Flash tutorial will show how to do a continuous rotation animation.

The completed Flash Movie of this tutorial is shown as above. You can play around to see how it works.

Flash ActionScript Codes:

// Add Listener to the Rotate Button
rotate_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_DOWN, rotateButtonClicked);


function rotateButtonClicked(evt:MouseEvent):void {

// Add ENTER_FRAME Event Listener to the stage
addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, startRotate);



function startRotate(evt:Event):void {

// Call function rotateSquare



function rotateSquare():void {

// Rotate the MovieClip
square_mc.rotation += 10;

// Display message
output_txt.text = "Current rotation angle: " + square_mc.rotation;


Download Flash Source File:

Flash Source File rotation-mc-2.fla


This Flash ActionScript tutorial shows how to do continous rotation animation. Most flash rotation animations are loop animation. What if you only want a single round (i.e. 360 degree rotation only) rotation animation? The next Flash ActionScript tutorial will show you how to do a single round rotation animation.