So, I was trying the particle system in Blender 2.8 for the first time and made a simple changing color depending on the age of the particle.

After many many tweaks, the color still doesn't change.

I would like to know if the Particle Info node isn't working properly or am I just making a mistake.

I'll leave a screenshot of the nodes I'm using and the (wrong) output I'm having.

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Thanks in regard!

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    $\begingroup$ I upvoted, but voted to close as unclear what you're asking. The exact same node setup works as expected. Perhaps your lifetime is to large to view the change? Are you in rendered view mode? Are you using cycles (I added the tag)? The ParticleInfo node doesn't work with EEVEE. $\endgroup$
    – Leander
    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:44
  • $\begingroup$ @Leander Shouldn't it turn blue in the end? Because the higher particles are close to the end of their lifetime. The lifetime I choose was 20 $\endgroup$
    – Dark Kool
    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:14
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, please look at the image I posted in my first comment (the first link). I replicated the exact same nodes which you have and got the desired result. $\endgroup$
    – Leander
    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Leander I see the results in your set of nodes is the desired one, but, if I'm not mistaken, this was replicated in a version prior to 2.8. I might be doing something wrong but in my file, the output is constantly green. The question was "if the Particle Info node isn't working in Blender 2.8" because of this particular incorrect result, that in other version would work (2.79 as reference). Hope I explained myself in a clear way $\endgroup$
    – Dark Kool
    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:29
  • $\begingroup$ It is the same in 2.8. Check the blend-file, you can open it in 2.79 and 2.8. The particle node works in 2.8 but only with cycles. $\endgroup$
    – Leander
    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:52

1 Answer 1


The particle info node does not work with EEVEE.

From the manual

Particle Info Node
Cycles Only

Switch to the Cycles Render Engine and your node setup will give the expected result.

cycles nodes


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