# Which is the path to particle drivers data? (Blender Python API)

I have created a particle system in a plane which renders an object (UV Sphere) for each particle. The instanciated UV Sphere has a driver in its scale properties, so the Spheres created with the particle system have this driver working on each particle. This means that I can add drivers to my particles and they work.

Also in the Blender Python API there are these functions in particle objects:

• driver_remove()

(you can see them in bpy.data.objects['Plane.002'].particle_systems[0].particles[0])

Has anybody known where the drivers of particles are stored? Which is the property and its data path?

I have been looking for it in these paths:

• bpy.data.objects['Foo'].animation_data.drivers -> all object drivers but not the particle ones
• bpy.data.objects['Plane.002'].particle_systems["ParticleSystem"].settings.animation_data -> None

Here is the test file.

>>> bpy.data.objects['Sphere.048'].animation_data.drivers[0].driver.expression

As far as the existence of particle_systems[0].particles[0].driver_add() goes, I expect it only exists as an inherited function from the base class, same as keyframe_insert, items, keys... To add a driver to an individual particle would mean it only exists during the particles lifetime, meaning you would need to add the driver as each particle is created. The properties you can access from each particle object is only relevant to a particles existence, so I also expect that most of these values are 'driven' by the particle system and will not actually work with drivers.