This short lesson tells you how to do one of the simple tricks in animating and that is to rotate a shape through 360 degrees. The first thing to do is to draw a cog. Select the cog tool from the tool menu. Hold down shift when you click and drag to draw the cog in order to draw a circular cog. Right click the cog and group it as a MovieClip.
Next in the layout menu, open the tile wizard and type in 3 rows and 3 columns.
Select every other cog in the grid and flip it horizontally using the transform menu.
Double click on one of the cogs. Click on frame 60. In the animation menu select “Make this the last frame”.
Left click on the last frame and from the animation menu (or right click the frame) choose “Set as keyframe”
Select a middle frame. Right click it and choose Create Tween.
Select a frame on the ‘tween’. In the animation menu choose Tween Properties. And put the number 1 for number of full turns.