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Hair particles are not rendered when in particle edit mode
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Description

System Information
Archlinux
GTX 460

Blender Version
Broken: 2.70 (f93bc76)

Short description of error
Hair particles do not appear in the render (viewport or F12) when in particle edit mode.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error

  1. Open
  2. Turn on viewport render or press F12 (no particles appear)
  3. Try again in object mode (particles are visible)

Details

Type
Bug

Event Timeline

Ellwood Zwovic (gandalf3) set Type to Bug.
Ellwood Zwovic (gandalf3) created this task.
Ellwood Zwovic (gandalf3) raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage by Developer.
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) claimed this task.

This is intentional, it's a limitation in the particle system code that both Blender Internal and Cycles suffer from. Not considered a bug at the moment.

i wish we could at least see it in the viewport.