i'm trying to do something that should be relatively simple, but i'm not experienced enough in blender to know how to do it.
I have a few dozen individual items (spheres). I want to assign 3 or 4 materials to them, each ball one material. I want to take this method: Random Select -> Assign Material to randomly selected objects, deselect, repeat.
First issue im running into is when I import this obj, I cant enter edit mode (I assume you can only apply materials in edit mode?).
The second issue, when I somehow figure out how to get into edit mode, I can sometimes add a material to one sphere, but linking it (ctrl+l) doesnt link the materials to the other selected objects. I managed to do it once, but then it never happened again.
Somtimes I cant even assign my newly-created material to one object at all. No idea why. Very frustrating.