Why are my particle effects purple boxes?

The legacy particle renderer is making all the particle appear as purple boxes by default (instead of the nice greyish orbs). Does anyone know how to fix this? or does anyone know the cause of the problem… is it my computer, or a problem in unity, maybe something else?

It renders fine with the particle system render but I’m just trying to follow a tutorial and plus its really irritating not knowing why this is happening :slight_smile:

Thanks in advance!

Just like Kryptos said, your particle has lost it’s coneection with the material. All you have to do is go into the inspector for your particle, scroll down to the “Renderer” tab, and re-assign the material.

I just ran into this over 5 years later after adding a Particle System to an empty game object. Still works. I set the material to “default-Particle”.

edit: this is a response to The-Goliath’s answer. I don’t know why I made it an answer instead of a comment. Probably just a mistake, but I’m going to leave it.

Thank you guys very much! Everything works great now