Version: 2019.2
public bool alignToDirection ;


Align particles based on their initial direction of travel.

The Shape Module supports setting the initial rotation of particles based on their direction of travel. This can be useful to make particles appear to have originated from the surface of a Mesh (for example, paint flaking off a surface). This works with any shape type. Any ParticleSystem.startRotation set gets applied on top of this setting, so you can use both together.

You can use this setting in conjunction with the ParticleSystem.MainModule.startRotation setting; the rotation given by ParticleSystem.MainModule.startRotation is added on top of that calculated by ParticleSystem.ShapeModule.alignToDirection.

For example: add a ParticleSystem.MainModule.startRotation of 90 degrees when using ParticleSystem.ShapeModule.alignToDirection, and all the particles become perpendicular to the surface, like little spikes sticking out of it.

using UnityEngine;
using System.Collections;

public class ExampleClass : MonoBehaviour { private ParticleSystem ps; public bool toggle = true;

void Start() { ps = GetComponent<ParticleSystem>(); }

void Update() { var shape = ps.shape; shape.alignToDirection = toggle; }

void OnGUI() { toggle = GUI.Toggle(new Rect(25, 45, 200, 30), toggle, "Align To Direction"); } }