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How to Rotate Items in Sims 4

How to Rotate Items in Sims 4

One of the basic elements of Sims 4 is building and designing your own house.

Having the power to pick whatever item you want and place it wherever you want is simply a satisfying feeling.

When doing so, there are a few moves that you need to learn, including how to rotate items in Sims 4. After all, if you’re going to spend your hard-earned cash on furniture and artwork, then you can at least make it look good, right?

Luckily for you, learning this skill is easy as pie no matter which gaming medium you’re using, be it a PC, PS4, or Xbox One.

How to Rotate Items in Sims 4 on PC

Rotating an Object Before Placing It

  1. Access the Build Mode.
  2. Select an item by left-clicking on it.
  3. Use the comma and period keys to rotate the object counterclockwise or clockwise, respectively.

What’s convenient about this method is that the game allows you to place the object however you want as it respects the angle you select.

Rotating an Object After Placing It

  1. Access the Build Mode.
  2. Click on any object from the catalog or even already placed so that it gets into your cursor hand.
  3. Next, left-click and hold at the spot in which you want to place the item.
  4. Finally, move the mouse while holding the left-click. The object will turn to face your cursor.
  5. Let go of the left-click when you find your ideal direction for the item.

This is the quickest method to do it. That said, it can make it hard to actually place the item and fit it into the room, say if you want to place a double bed in a small bedroom or a mega desk in your office, for example. That’s why it essential to learn how to rotate objects in Sims 4 before placing them, which I detailed above.

How to Rotate Items in Sims 4 on PS4 or Xbox One

Rotating an item in Sims 4 on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is also simple and straightforward. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Access the Build and Buy mode
  2. Select an item.
  3. R1/RB and L1/LB to rotate your item. Easy peasy.

Why You Should Learn How to Rotate Objects

Besides the obvious fact that you want your house looking exactly the way you want it, there’s also the Tiny House DLC that was introduced earlier this year.

As the name indicates, that DLC won’t give you much room to play around when designing your house. That’s why it’s the perfect opportunity to practice rotating pieces of furniture and artwork to make sure that they fit nicely inside each room.

So, what are you still doing here? Go on, fire up Sims 4, and start designing your dream house!

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Written by Siddhesh Jain

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