Thank you for your advice it was very helpful. I did as you suggested the panels now move together seamlessly when they rotate
I have been experimenting this afternoon and added two more pannels. My only problem now is that I am having trouble getting everything to line up properly after the animations are complete. Allthough each panel is set to rotate at the same angle for the direction it is suppose to rotate in everything looks out of place on the final frame. Has this something to do with the perspective and vanishing points? The vanishing point is currently set at the center of the stage and the perspective angle is 55. (I've attached the another image so you can see what I mean!)
Also I was wondering why sometimes when I try to edit the co-ordinates for the 3D centre point in the transform panel that it automatically defaults to another value? Say for example I set the centre point on the X-axis to 200 pixels on an object sometimes it automatically defaults to 201.1 or 198.9.
Thanks again for your help.