How does Orient Mesh Emitters work?

Hello all,

I am hoping someone can explain how “orient mesh emitters” is meant to work. My assumption is that if I emit a mesh particle, it’s XYZ axis should orient itself to the surface normal of the skel mesh it is being emitted from. Is this correct?

I can not for the life of me get this to work. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

I am going to close this question since this is coming up in a few other threads…