How to transform rotation of a vector 3?

Hi, im trying to instantiate an object on a variable position. It works great, but i need the object to be on a variable rotation too, and i cant figure out how to do it. Any suggestion?

var thePositionToMoveTo : Vector3;

var prefab : Transform;


     
    function OnTriggerEnter (col : Collider) {
    if(col.name == "Player")
    for (var i : int = 0;i < 1; i++) {
		Instantiate (prefab, thePositionToMoveTo, Quaternion.identity);
		
	
	
}
}

The third parameter to Instantiate is a Quaternion, which is a complicated data structure Unity uses to represent rotations.

You pass Quaternion.identity, which is a rotation that’s similar to Vector3.zero (it applies no rotation).

Quaternions are difficult to manipulate directly, but you can construct them using Euler angles, which you’re probably more used to:

//no rotation
Quaternion.identity

//rotate 20 degrees around y-axis
Quaternion.Euler(0, 20, 0);

For more information, you should probably look up a tutorial or check the scripting docs.

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If you can’t find help, here, you can always try the forums or look up some tutorials online.