How do I rotate a video/callout/image on the Y and X axis, using the dot on the center of the image?

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I tried, but it can only be used to rotate on the Z axis.
Using the properties tab is hard because I can't control the specific angle, I have to guess the degrees. I'm using Camtasia 9.

I tried using this dot,

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Joe Morgan

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The green dot is strictly for Z rotation.

If you click inside the Y , X or Z rotation box of the properties panel you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to control rotation.

If you hold down shift before pressing the arrow key. Rotation changes rapidly.


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Also, the white circles (discs) on the property panel are actually dials. You can "dial around" on each of the three axes (moving the black dot inside the disk) to set the angle as well, which can be useful if there are multiple objects on the canvas and you can't easily grab the green dot without selecting something else.

Personally I find it easier to just punch the angle into the box. If the numbers don't come naturally to you as you've indicated you can experiment with the dials and dots and so on to graphically get it to roughly where you want, then just take note of that the angle is for next time.