orient l-systems copies to point normals?

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I am trying to copy an l-system tree to the flipped normals of a poly sphere and it's not orienting them correctly. They should face the interior of the sphere according to the normals but they aren't.
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well, they should, but keep in mind that copy aligns Z axis with normal

simple example (but if you animate the sphere you will need upvector as well)

copy.hip (60.6 KB)

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If there are point normals present, these will be used. Reversing the direction of the primitive normals will have no effect on orientation.

Try reversing the point normals in a Point SOP:
-$NX -$NY -$NZ
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