particle color won't animate

Hi there,

I created a particle system, using a custom material and only one max. emission (i want to create some kind of shockwave).

these are the settings for the particle system.

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for some reason, the particles are always white only :confused:

what do I do wrong?

Well, the first thing I would look at is the Energy, it is analogous to lifespan, and it is set to 1 second.

I believe the color changing is happening but is being over shadowed by the two steps of white at the end of a particle’s life.

Stretch that time out and let them get away from each other a bit.