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Is there a way to specify the center of rotation in Sketch? Normally it simply rotates the object around its center. If there is no native way maybe it's possible to write a plugin!?

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    You can always do what the matrix manipulations behind the scenes do rotate then reposition. – joojaa Aug 3 '14 at 17:42
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As spiral said, the functionality was added in version 3.2. To use it, you will need to select the layer you want to rotate and either click the Rotate tool in the toolbar or select Layers > Transform > Rotate Layer.

Once you are in Rotate mode, you will see a small target that you can reposition to change the center of rotation.

  • I wish it would save the location of that point, so you could just modify the rotate value in the inspector subsequently. – jgthms Jun 14 '20 at 12:18
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Currently (v3.0.4) that's not possible

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This functionality was added in Sketch 3.2

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