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I'm using Blender 3.0Beta, I want to align instances rotation along with the source mesh normals, I've seen people using align rotation to vector node, but it's been removed.

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How do I make it so the instances(the planes) rotate along the normals? enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ do you mean face normals or vertex normals? $\endgroup$
    – lemon
    Nov 13, 2021 at 11:07
  • $\begingroup$ Part of this updated answer may answer this question for you $\endgroup$
    – Robin Betts
    Nov 13, 2021 at 13:39
  • $\begingroup$ @lemon my bad, forgot to mention face normals. $\endgroup$
    – Kirby Cano
    Nov 13, 2021 at 18:16
  • $\begingroup$ @RobinBetts That also works! $\endgroup$
    – Kirby Cano
    Nov 13, 2021 at 18:17

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you can use this node setup, here the source geometry was a torus, instance object is a plane.

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here a simple cube with a plane:

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! with this as a base, I found what I was looking for. $\endgroup$
    – Kirby Cano
    Nov 13, 2021 at 18:00
  • $\begingroup$ not working anymore ? (Blender 4) $\endgroup$
    – gordie
    Feb 15 at 10:36
  • $\begingroup$ @gordie: sorry, i cannot update all my answer here in BSE for all Blender versions. If you wanna know how that works for newer versions, pls aks a new question. You can open as many questions as you want. thx. $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Feb 15 at 11:23
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You can use the method listed above to set the instances on vertices normal, if you want to set instances on face normal use the setup below.

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