Random rotation plugin for Illustrator

Randomize Rotation in Adobe Illustrator

Randomly rotate each object in a selection from a minimum and maximum value with this powerful random rotation script. Compatible with all types of objects in Illustrator.


Rotation randomization is a great way to make a seemingly monotonous and repetitive pattern more dynamic and varied while preserving its overall cohesiveness. This illustrator random rotate script can be used to rotate elements in a background texture, or vary patterns of any kind. Random rotation can be applied to just the objects, just their gradient fills, fill patterns, or stroke patterns independently to get the exact result you desire.

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Rotation Interface Guide

1. Minimum Rotation

This is the bottom end of the rotation range. Random values generated for rotation will never go below this value. Negative values are allowed as well down to -360 degrees.

2. Maximum Rotation

This is the top end of the rotation range. Random values generated for rotation will never go above this value. Negative values are allowed down to -360 degrees.

3. Step Size

Random rotation values will be generated in increments of this step size value.

4. Reference Point

Each object will rotate from this relative reference point. The center is selected by default. This works the same as Illustrator's anchor point control.

5. Filters

These toggles allow for fine grained control over which properties of the objects in your selection will have their rotation randomized. For example, if only 'Fill Patterns' is checked, then only the fill patterns within any objects in your selection will have their rotation randomized. The objects themselves will not be rotated, just the fill patterns within them.

See Randomill's random rotation illustrator script in action:


Randomize the rotation (and other parameters) of these leaves to create a cool fall leaves background. The rotation keeps the coherence of the pattern but makes it non-repetitive.