Is there a built-in effect which gives what I like to call the 'rotating newspaper' effect? I've seen it in tons of music videos and dozens of movies over the years.
Basically, imagine a newspaper article that rotates in from very small until it fills the frame, but not deformed in any way. I tried 'spin' which rotates on the 'y' axis, and 'twirl' which looks more like a 'swirl' to -me-.
Again, it's in a gazillion movies from the 40's. It's also in the 1st 'Superman' movie... where the bad guys are sent to a 'one dimensional prison' and they rotate away into space in something like a glass parallelogram (I can't believe how dorky that sounds. )
Ideally, I'd like to be able to spin in from a corner at a slow rate and expand to fill the center frame @ 100%.
Probably the easiest way to do that is with the motion effect. You need to keyframe scale, position, rotation and possibly anchor point. Keyframing the different scale, position and rotation settings allows you to rotate quickly at the beginning, slowing down at the end while your scale changes at a different pace as does your position.