Particle Illusion Error

Every time I try to launch Particle Illusion, it will open and then close saying “Particle Illusion UI communication failure. Error Code: -1” I’m running Contiuum 12.0.1

Hi! You’ve encountered an issue that appears to affect only a handful of systems. We believe we have a fix in place for this issue - I can send you a new installer if you would like to try that on your system to see if it solves the problem. Please contact me off list at for more information and a link to the updated product installer.


Continuum 12.0.2 has been released with a fix for the problem where Particle Illusion would launch OK as a standalone app but would fail to launch as a plugin on some systems. Generally this affected a small number of mac systems with non-standard username/paths.