Painting particles

So i was watching this very old tutorial

most of what I see can still be done in later verisons, but when it comes to actually painting on the object (1:41) in particle edit mode, The hairs aren’t replaced with the meta object it just displays them as hairs still. When you go back to object mode it then displays them as the meta object.

is this a bug, or is it something blender just doesn’t do anymore?

Yes,it doesn’t work anymore.
In previous version I used that to place scales on creatures(and also feathers),now it’s hard(if not impossible as you don’t see the compenetration).
Sadly hair particles are not much maintained,it’s a pity as it was one of the best part of the program.

thanks for response, thats unfortunate :frowning: