Open Flash leave the Flash document at its default setting (550 X 400).
Import your logo by clicking File > Import t> Import to Stage.
Select the logo you want to use of use my logo shown below:
Name this layer logo by double clicking the text Layer 1 and type in the word logo replacing the word Text shown below:.
Center the logo on the stage. Select the logo by clicking on it with the Selection tool then click the horizontal and vertical alignment on the Align panel. Make sure the to stage button is selected:
Add another layer by clicking the add layer icon at the bottom of the timeline:
Drag the layer under the logo layer and name it oval. Click the oval tool and draw out an ellipse (white fill with no stroke) a little larger than the logo:
Add another layer and name it Windmill. Drag this to the very bottom of the timeline. Your timeline should look like the one shown below:
We first need to determine where the center of the stage is. Click on the logo to activate the picture. You should notice a small circle that marks the center of the picture which will be the center of the stage because we aligned the picture to the center of the page:
You will need to make a mental note of where the center is located. For my logo it is on the upper left hand side of the letter P.
Click back on the windmill layer. Activate the rectangle tool by clicking on it on the tool panel. Select a fill color that matches your logo with no stroke. Starting at the center point draw out a long thin rectangle (see picture below). Notice that the rectangle starts at the center of the stage and extends beyond the stage at the bottom.
Click on the rectangle with the selection tool then on the Free Transform Tool . First we need to move the center marker to the top of the rectangle. Click on the circle with your left mouse and drag it to the top of the triangle. This moves the anchor to the top and will hold the rectangle in place there:
We will now make the bottom the rectangle larger. Click the selection tool and position it on the bottom side of the triangle until your cursor resembles the picture below:
Hold down the left mouse and drag the cursor to the right. Do the same to the left side of the triangle. Your beam should look like the picture below:
With the selection tool click on the beam to select it then click F8 and convert it to a symbol. Name it beam and choose graphic as the behavior.
With the beam still selected copy it (Edit > Copy or press Ctr + C) then paste it in place (Edit > Paste in place or Ctrl + Shift + V). The copy of the beam is on top of the original.
Select the Free Transform tool from the Tool Panel and again drag the circle, or anchor, to the top of the beam.
Drag the corner point at the bottom of the triangle until the cursor turns to a semi-circle. While holding down the Shift key (this moves the beam 45 degrees at a time:
You should now have two beams. You will continue to copy and paste into place the beams so that they resemble a windmill:
Click the windmill layer on the timeline. This selects all the beams you have drawn on that layer. Now we will convert all the beams to one symbol. Click F8 and name the symbol rotation and select movie clip as the behavior.
Double click on the symbol to go into the rotation movie clip. Your timeline should look like the picture below:
To zoom into your movie clip click Ctrl + Alt + Spacebar and click on the stage while holding down all three of the keys.
Now we are going to create a simple rotation. With all the beams selected click Ctrl + G to group all the beams together. Click in frame 150 and click F6 to insert a keyframe. Right click between frame 1 and 150 and select Create Motion Tween from the drop down options.
On the Properties panel select CW for rotate and place 1 in the times text box:
Press Ctrl + Enter to text your movie.
Now we want to return to Scene 1, exiting the Rotation Movie clip. Click on the words Scene 1 on the timeline to return to the windmill movie:
Now if you want to tone down the brightness of the windmill, click on the symbol to select it with the Selection tool and on the Properties panel select Alpha from the color dropdown list and set the transparency down. My setting is shown below: