2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 6, 2007 6:19 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Duplicate and Rotate

    Level 7
      I am trying to duplicate and rotate an object around a circular path.
      Like petals on a flower. Is it an extension or something native to
      Fireworks that lets you do this? It just isn't coming to me this morning.

      SKB
        • 1. Re: Duplicate and Rotate
          Level 7
          SKB wrote:

          > I am trying to duplicate and rotate an object around a circular path.
          > Like petals on a flower. Is it an extension or something native to
          > Fireworks that lets you do this? It just isn't coming to me this morning.
          >
          > SKB

          Draw a circle. Turn off the circle fill or stroke. Place the object you
          want to copy and rotate around the path on the top of the circle. Group
          the circle and the object. Clone the group. With the clone selected,
          choose Modify > Transform > Numeric Transform. Choose Rotate, and enter
          a degree, like 30. The cloned object will rotate 30 degrees from the
          original. In the History panel, select the Clone and Transform steps and
          press the repeat button until you have an array of objects that complete
          a circle. If you wish, ungroup everything and delete the circles,
          leaving the rotated objects behind.


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          • 2. Re: Duplicate and Rotate
            Level 7
            Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert - Fireworks** wrote:
            > SKB wrote:
            >
            >> I am trying to duplicate and rotate an object around a circular path.
            >> Like petals on a flower. Is it an extension or something native to
            >> Fireworks that lets you do this? It just isn't coming to me this morning.
            >>
            >> SKB
            >
            > Draw a circle. Turn off the circle fill or stroke. Place the object you
            > want to copy and rotate around the path on the top of the circle. Group
            > the circle and the object. Clone the group. With the clone selected,
            > choose Modify > Transform > Numeric Transform. Choose Rotate, and enter
            > a degree, like 30. The cloned object will rotate 30 degrees from the
            > original. In the History panel, select the Clone and Transform steps and
            > press the repeat button until you have an array of objects that complete
            > a circle. If you wish, ungroup everything and delete the circles,
            > leaving the rotated objects behind.
            >
            >
            Thanks Linda. That will work. It must have been Freehand's copy and move
            feature I was thinking of.

            SKB