Rotating in 3D
Flash CS4 Tutorial
How to Rotate Flash Movie Symbols in 3D Space
3D movement was added to Flash CS4. This feature allows you to move or rotate objects in 3D space. To take advantage of 3D functionality, you object must first be converted to a Movie Symbol.
In addition to rotating an object, you can also move Movie Symbols in 3D. For more information, see topic, Moving in 3D.
Add a rectangular object to the stage with the Rectangle tool (r key).
Select the rectangle and convert it to a Movie Symbol by pressing F8.
With the rectangle selected, activate the 3D Rotation tool (w key).
Drag the orbit lines to rotate the object around its x, y or z axis.
To move the pivot point, drag the white dot to a new location.