There is evidence that neurons in medial superior temporal area (MST) respond to rotation in depth of textured planes. MST neurons project to the ventral intraparietal area (VIP) and the question arises whether VIP neurons are responsive to rotation in depth as well. In the present study on awake monkeys, we have simulated movement of a flat board, covered with dots, by a computer. The two-dimensional images corresponded to the projection of structured planes rotating around a fronto-parallel axis. In the literature this stimulus is called fanning. Fanning effectively induced responses in VIP neurons. Most often the responses were nearly as strong as for translation, expansion/contraction, or rotation, indicating that there was no special sensitivity for rotation in depth. For neurons, sensitive to expansion, the response to fanning could often be explained by the positioning of the expanding part of the fanning stimulus over the area which was most responsive to expansion. For neurons which were direction selective to translation, the optimal direction of fanning was usually the same as the preferred direction for translation. It is concluded that VIP neurons may be sensitive to movement of structured planes but they are not specialized for the detection of such movement.