I can't get correct orientation with attached to the hair object.

The arrows should look in different directions (like on picture 2), but I have them like hair (picture 1)

In Particle Properties > Rotation > Orientation Axis set the Normal or Normal-tangent, should solve this problem, but did not.

Particles rotation result

  • $\begingroup$ can you provide your blend file? $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Jan 27, 2021 at 10:14
  • $\begingroup$ ok i attached it $\endgroup$
    – Boris Gr
    Jan 27, 2021 at 10:27
  • $\begingroup$ Rotate Arrow in X -90 and Apply Rotation (Ctrl+A). In general - Object for particles should be in positive Y direction ... I would also expect positive Z, so don't ask me why :) $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Jan 27, 2021 at 10:41
  • $\begingroup$ Does this answer your question? How to change X location axis for particle system? $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Jan 27, 2021 at 10:56
  • $\begingroup$ ok thanks, I wonder how I was supposed to guess myself about Y.. $\endgroup$
    – Boris Gr
    Jan 27, 2021 at 10:57

1 Answer 1


Select your arrow. Tap on Tab to go to edit mode.

Tap A to select all.

Tap R X -90 to rotate.



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