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I want my particles to change colors with lamps, but when I shine a lamp on the particles, they are still white. I made the lamp color purple and increased the energy of the lamp, but it didn't work. Any ideas?

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  • $\begingroup$ Maybe try using dupli objects instead of the default halos. $\endgroup$ – Dr. Who Aug 6 '15 at 14:44
  • $\begingroup$ How can I do that? Sorry I'm still new to Blender. $\endgroup$ – Tabitha Aug 6 '15 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ I'll post an answer with pictures in a couple minutes. $\endgroup$ – Dr. Who Aug 6 '15 at 14:51
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry it took me so long I had to say goodbye to some relatives that were leaving... $\endgroup$ – Dr. Who Aug 6 '15 at 14:59
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Blender Window

To make your particles "physical objects" make a mesh off scene that you want your particles to duplicate. Then, in the particle menu, scroll down to the "Render" panel and check the "Object" box. In the text entry box select you duplicate object and you're done!

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  • $\begingroup$ Can I change the color of the particles with lamps without making them physical objects? $\endgroup$ – Tabitha Aug 6 '15 at 15:09
  • $\begingroup$ No. Objects that don't exist can't reflect light. A halo is just a visualization of the xyz coordinates that the particle is keeping track of. $\endgroup$ – Dr. Who Aug 6 '15 at 15:12
  • $\begingroup$ Any time. . . . $\endgroup$ – Dr. Who Aug 6 '15 at 15:15

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