Blending tool orientation WTF
I am trying to make the blend tool have an array of lines go around a circle and all point perfectly into the middle.
Every single time I change orientation in the blend tool options, it changes to a 45 degree angle spread.
I want it to look like the circle on the left but when I try I can only get the circle on the right.
Use the Scissors Tool and click on an anchor for the circle path to "open" the path. That will change how the blend is treated on that spine.
You need to cut the circle spine before you've changed the orientation.
You failed to mention that you didn't create the first image you posted and that you were trying to get to that image. I kind of thought you started with the left image and any change was resulting in the right image. It took a moment to figure out you were working from scratch, not altering the left image.