# Velocity.js Rotation Around Center Axis

## 17 December 2015 - 1 answer

I'm trying to make a gear rotate around its z axis. It works as expected, but then reverses after the 5000 duration. How do I stop it from reversing and only make it go forward?

Thanks

var gear_width = \$('.gear').width();
var gear_height = \$('.gear').height();

\$('.gear').velocity({  rotateZ:-360 }, { duration: 5000, easing: "linear", loop: true,});

This is a known bug in Velocity and Julian says he will be fixing it but there is no known release date as far as I know:

https://github.com/julianshapiro/velocity/issues/453 (Rotate negative value rotates back in clockwise)

Since looping in the clockwise direction does indeed work, a quick work around to get infinite looping in the counterclockwise direction is something like this until the bug is fixed:

HTML:

<div class="gear gearRight">rotate right</div>
<div class="gear gearLeft">rotate left</div>

CSS:

.gear {
width: 100px;
height: 100px;
position: absolute;
background: red;
}

.gearRight {
top: 100px;
left: 100px;
}

.gearLeft {
top: 300px;
left: 100px;
}

JS:

\$('.gearRight').velocity({  rotateZ: "+=360" }, { duration: 5000, easing: "linear", loop: true});

loopMeLeft();

function loopMeLeft () {
\$('.gearLeft').velocity({  rotateZ: "-=360" }, { duration: 5000, easing: "linear", complete: loopMeLeft});
}

And here is a bit more complicated example with speeding up and slowing down the gears dynamically albeit a bit rough around the edges but the general idea is there.