Atomic Particle Not Working

Hey there HitFilm people.

I am using Hitfilm 3 pro and the Atomic Particle effect is not working.

it turns whatever I put it on to black and gives a message saying

Error:  failed to initialize shaders!

Has anyone else had this problem? and what can I do to fix it?


  • That error message is a GPU warning.

    So, can you list your system specs? CPU, GPU, OS, RAM and storage? Are your GPU drivers current?

  • RAM: 4 GB

    Processor:  intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz

    System type: 64-bit

    is this what you're looking for?

  • Yup.

    Wow, your system is really barely scraping the minimum required specs for running Hitfilm.

    Try updating your GPU drivers here:

    What else do you have going on in your composite and how large a plane are you trying to add atomic to? Like I said, you are literally are the bare minimum spec to run Hitfilm. If a driver update doesn't fix the issue, you're probably just overloading your GPU with the effect.

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