All Files Using the Rotate Tool You can use the Rotate tool to rotate your objects on the x,y and z axis. How to use the Rotate tool In the Tools toolbar, if Animate Current Frame or Animate Onion Skin Range mode is enabled, click on it to open the Animate pop-up menu and select Animate Off. Do one of the following: From the top menu, select Animation > Tools > Rotate. In the Advanced Animation toolbar, click the Rotate tool. Press the Alt + 3. In the Camera view, Ctrl + click (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ + click (macOS) to select your element. Rotate the layer. You can select multiple layers at the same time. Press Ctrl + Shift + click (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ + Shift + click (macOS) on each element to select them.