My particles are insta-killing themselves long before the alpha fade

But lifetime and end of alpha fade is set to end at 10. Any reason for this? Does it have anything to do with the SubUV.

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^ not really.
actually the lifetime in the curve editor is always 0-1.
if the life of your particle is 5, 0 means zero, and 5 means 1.

so change the curve value from 10 to 1, and voila, it works.

Worked, thanks man!

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