While some people play The Sims 4 for the stories, others are all about the builds. The Sims 4 home-building community is quite the widespread and creative group, using the game’s tools to make innovative new designs. If you want to get into creating beautiful builds in The Sims 4, you’ll want to know how to use these tools. But to start, let’s explain how to rotate furniture.
What button rotates objects in The Sims 4
To place furniture exactly where you want in The Sims 4, you’ll want to know how to rotate each object. To do that, you’ll have to select the furniture with a left-click of your mouse. Then, if you want to rotate said object, you have to press right-click. This will make the object rotate clockwise. Each rotation will move roughly 30 degrees, giving you 12 different orientation options for your furniture. This lets you place the furniture in any corner or against any wall. Without this tool, you couldn’t orient furniture properly and you’d have quite strange-looking rooms.
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However, these rotations don’t perfectly place the furniture exactly where you want it. Unless otherwise prompted, your game will only place furniture and objects on the square-by-square grid pictured above. If you want some variety in your furniture placements, you’ll want the magic of the alt-placement. An alt-placement is when you hold Alt on your keyboard and The Sims 4 then lets you scoot any furniture object closer to other objects and walls. This allows your home designs more dynamic orientations. In general, this also helps you make prettier and more aesthetically pleasing builds.
Rotating and alt-placing don’t work just on furniture, though. It can also work for objects and decor, so keep that in mind while accessorizing your bookshelves, desks, and countertops.