[Sidefx-houdini-list] copy along normals

Rob Pieké rob-p at moving-picture.com
Tue Apr 10 13:26:39 EDT 2007

Try moving your pollen sphere along the Z axis before copying them to 
the bee. That way the origin will be on the bee, and the spheres will be 
offset (with the Z axis matching the bee's normal).


> I have a model of a bee that has hairs copied to it.  The hairs stand 
> out alog the normals.  I also copied small pollen spheres to the bee.  
> I want to move each pollen outward along the normals so that they will 
> be at the ends of the hairs.  I've tried several approaches but the 
> pollen doesn't move outward in the direction of the hairs they just 
> shift in each demension.  Any ideas on how to get them to move out from 
> the body in the exact direction of the normals (hairs).

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