Thank you for your time reader!

I want to change particle material colors by their age. All threads and accepted answers I found dont work for me.

The setup I found in other threads is this: enter image description here

The color ramp works. If I switch the colors the particles become white: enter image description here

After some trial and error it feels like no values are coming out of the particle info node.
For example if I turn the divide value up/down - nothing changes at all. If I take an "add" node I can see clearly that all particles change independent from their age.

Does someone have an advice for me?
Even a method to see what (if at all) values come out of the particle info node would help me.

Thank you a lot for your precious time in advance :)

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Here's what's going on, from Blender Docs about Particle Info Node:

This node currently only supports parent particles, info from child particles is not available.

So your only option is to turn off Particle Children and crank up Particle Number to make it 'similar'.

Also if you turn on Parents in Particle Render section some of them will be white but only a few.


I've checked also in Blender 2.79RC2 but it's not working there either.

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    $\begingroup$ AWESOME! thank you so much! RTFM again... ^^ $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 20:48
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    $\begingroup$ Yeah, I've read it after I've struggled with every option connected to the topic. I've just needed confirmation in source ;) $\endgroup$
    – cgslav
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 20:51

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