How To Rotate Objects in The Sims

Have you been looking for more building projects and wondering how you can rotate objects in The Sims 4, then you’re in the right place! Sometimes an item just doesn’t perfectly fit, but all you need is a bit of a magic touch to turn things around. Pun intended.

In this guide, we’ll go through the main ways to rotate objects in The Sims 4 and other build mode essentials.

Rotating in The Sims 4

Before we get into the details, you should know that there’s not just one way to rotate in The Sims 4. Read through these and simply choose the way that fits your needs the most. As with many Build Mode aspects, there are variations, building cheats, and much more.

  1. The first way to rotate objects in The Sims 4 to whichever degree you want is by holding the ALT button. This means, you’ll be able able to change the direction of any item without any limits. Just click to any side and enjoy
  2. In Build Mode, simply click on any household object you already have placed in your lot or from the shopping catalogue to put it in your cursor hand. After that is done, the fastest way to rotate objects is to left-click and hold at the spot you wish to place the object. The way it works is that you can move your mouse around however you want and the object’s rotation will follow your cursor. Cool, right?
  3. If you’d like to rotate an object when it’s not yet placed on your lot, click the comma or period keys on your keyboard and rotate the chosen item counterclockwise or clockwise.

Rotating Objects On Consoles

Now that we have the PC version covered, here’s how you can rotate objects in The Sims 4 if you’re playing either on Xbox or PS4.

How to Rotate Objects in The Sims 4 on Xbox

If you choose to play The Sims 4 on Xbox, you can do that before placing the item this way:

  1. Enter the build mode.
  2. Select an object you wish to place.
  3. Press “RB” to rotate the object clockwise. If you’d like to rotate it counter-clockwise, press “LB”.
  4. Place the object.

How to Rotate Objects in Sims 4 on PS4

If you’re playing on your PS4, this is what you’ll have to do.

  1. Enter the build mode.
  2. Select an object you wish to place.
  3. Press “R1” to rotate the object clockwise. If you’d like to rotate the chosen item counter-clockwise, press “L1”.
  4. Place the object.

Conclusion

As you can see from above, there’s not just one way to do it. However, once you find the way that works the best for you, then you will truly master the Build Mode and learn how to rotate objects in The Sims 4 easily.

Whether something just doesn’t fit or it would look better in a different direction, feel free to adapt your rooms and houses!

If you’re up for more challenges, you can even try out some lot building challenges!

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