So I am a seasoned veteran in blender, but I have been having problems with 2.8+. it seems as they added functionality, they have yet to replace the legacy ways of operating
the problem is, I have a stadium, and fans to place into it, but no simple way of doing that for a various set of reasons
I have currently tried to following:
as they do work for placement, they don't work with collections or animated offsets (to my knowledge as I can't seem to find anything on it)
This was incredibly weird all things considered. good collections support for randomly distributing my collection, particle lifetimes give random offsets, however object rotations and the ability to orient by the normal of the emitter do not work... at all... in fact they should simply take them out if they are not planning on using them properly (I am pretty sure they worked in 2.79)
now i have seen this, but its a huge investment for what i need, if it has the ability to actually do what blender simply can't, then I'm up for it...
I was wondering if there is any simple way to pull this off