How to Rotate Objects in Sims 4

Rotating objects is an essential part of the building mode in Sims 4. However, some players may find it a bit tricky. If you are struggling to figure out how to do it, read our guide below.

How to Rotate Objects in Sims 4

In this article, we will explain how to rotate objects in Sims 4 – both on PC and consoles. Additionally, we will answer some of the most commonly asked questions related to modifying objects in the building mode.

How to Rotate Objects in Sims 4 on PC

Let’s dive right in – to rotate objects on PC that are already placed in Sims 4, follow the steps below:

  1. Enter the build mode.
  2. Left-click and hold the object you want to rotate.
  3. Move the cursor to the rotate object in the same direction.
  4. Release the mouse when you find the perfect position.

Often, rotating objects before placing them is handier. To do it on a PC, follow the steps below:

  1. Enter the build mode.
  2. Left-click on the object you wish to place.
  3. Use the comma and period buttons on your keyboard to rotate the object. On some PC’s you may have to use “<“ and “>” instead.
  4. Place the object.

You can also rotate objects before placing them without a keyboard:

  1. Enter the build mode.
  2. Left-click on the object you wish to place.
  3. Right-click to rotate it 45 degrees clockwise.

How to Rotate Objects in Sims 4 on Xbox

If you are playing Sims 4 on Xbox, you can rotate object before placing them by following the instructions below:

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

How to Rotate Objects in Sims 4 on PS4

The instructions for rotating objects in Sims 4 on PS4 are not much different from Xbox. To do it, follow the steps below:

  1. Enter the build mode.
  2. Select an object you wish to place.
  3. Press “R1” to rotate the object clockwise. To rotate it counter-clockwise, press “L1”.
  4. Place the object.

How to Rotate Objects in Sims 4 Camera Mode

You can rotate objects in Sims 4 camera mode the same way as the build mode. To do this on a PC, follow the steps below:

  1. Enter the camera mode. Press “Ctrl + Shift + Tab” on your keyboard, or navigate from the main menu.
  2. Press and hold the “Alt” key.
  3. Click on the object you want to rotate and drag the cursor to any direction.
  4. Release the cursor when you are satisfied with the position.

Frequently Asked Questions

Now that you know how to rotate objects in Sims 4, you may want to know more about the building mode. Read this section to find out more tips on modifying your Sims house.

How to Raise Objects in Sims 4

You may want to position objects higher than offered by default. This feature isn’t available without cheats. To raise an object in Sims 4, follow the steps below:

On PC:

• In the game, make sure cheats are enabled. Press “Ctrl + Shift + C” on your keyboard to open the cheat input box and type in “testingcheats on”.

• Bring up the cheat input box again and type in “bb.moveobjects on”, then press “Enter”.

• Close the cheat input box and enter the build mode.

• Choose an object and find a place for it.

• Press 9 on your keyboard until the object reaches the desired height. Press 0 to lower the object.

• Press the “Alt” key to place the object.

Tip: some objects don’t change height well. For example, if you raise a window, the window hole in a wall will remain.

On Xbox and PS4:

• In the game, make sure cheats are enabled. Press “RB, LB, RT, and LT” for Xbox or “R1, L1, R2, L2” for PS4 on your controller at once to open the cheat input box and type in “testingcheats on”.

• Bring up the cheat input box again and type in “bb.moveobjects on”.

• Close the cheat input box and enter the build mode.

• Choose an object and find a place for it.

• Press the up key on the d-pad until the object reaches the desired height. Press the down key on the d-pad to lower the object.

Any object can be moved up or down using cheats. There is one limitation, though – objects that serve a function, such as doors or mirrors, may glitch or simply not look great. Therefore, the function works the best for decorative items, such as plant pots or picture frames.

What Are the Controls for the Sims 4?

On a PC, the main controls for the build mode in Sims 4 are “M” (move to slot), “Alt” (placement), “Del/Backspace” (remove an object), “[“ and “]” (resize), and the zero and nine keys (move an object up or down).

For PS4, use “L2” to toggle an object off-grid or place it, “L1” and “R1” to rotate an object, “L2/R2” and the d-pad left and right buttons to resize it, and the d-pad up and down buttons to change the elevation of an object.

For Xbox, use “LT” to toggle an object off-grid or place it, “LB” and “RB” to rotate it, both triggers and the d-pad left and right buttons to resize it, and both triggers and the d-pad up and down buttons to change the elevation of an object.

How to Enlarge Objects in Sims 4

On PC:

To enlarge objects in Sims 4, you can use the same cheat as moving objects up or down. To do this on a PC, follow the steps below:

• In the game, make sure cheats are enabled. Press “Ctrl + Shift + C” on your keyboard to open the cheat input box and type in “testingcheats on”.

• Bring up the cheat input box again and type in “bb.moveobjects on”, then press “Enter”.

• Close the cheat input box and enter the build mode.

• Select an object and use the “]“ keys to enlarge it. To make it smaller, press “[“.

On PS4:

To resize an object in Sims 4 on a PS4, follow the instructions below:

• In the game, make sure cheats are enabled. Press “R1, L1, R2, L2” on your controller at once to open the cheat input box and type in “testingcheats on”.

• Bring up the cheat input box again and type in “bb.moveobjects on”.

• Close the cheat input box and enter the build mode.

• Select an object, then hit “L2 and R2” and use the left and right buttons on the d-pad of your controller to resize it.

On Xbox:

If you play Sims 4 on Xbox, you can change the size of an object by following the steps below:

• In the game, make sure cheats are enabled. Press “RT, LT, RB, LB” on your controller at once to open the cheat input box and type in “testingcheats on”.

• Bring up the cheat input box again and type in “bb.moveobjects on”.

• Close the cheat input box and enter the build mode.

• Select an object, then hit “LT and RT” and use the left and right buttons on the d-pad of your controller to resize it.

There is no known limit on the size of objects in Sims 4 if you are using cheats. You can modify an object to cover the entire house or parking lot.

However, some items don’t resize well – for example, if you enlarge a window, the hole in a wall for it will remain the same size. Thus, this function works best for decorative objects.

How Can I Place an Object Off-Grid in Sims 4 on PC?

Sometimes, you may want to place an object in an area that is locked. You can do this with the help of a cheat – type in the “bb.moveobjects on” code to enable it. Then, select an item and press and hold the “Alt” key. Move the object slowly wherever you wish and release “Alt” when you are satisfied with the result.

Build Creatively

Hopefully, with the help of this article, you will be able to build your perfect house in Sims 4. You can get creative and make stylish decorative arrangements on walls or in the garden, or simply entertain yourself by enlarging a bed to the size of a shopping mall. Use your imagination and forget about limits with the help of cheats from our guide.

What are the most fun things you’ve done with cheats in the Sims 4 build mode? Share your experiences in the comments section below.

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