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What is the difference between selecting several objects and using "Copy material to selected" in the Materials Properties pane, versus pressing CTRL+L -> Materials?

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  • $\begingroup$ Where exactly do you find "copy material to selected", please ? I can't see it anywhere. Are you sure it isn't provided by an addon ? $\endgroup$ – thibsert Feb 14 at 14:48
  • $\begingroup$ This is a good question. It seems they both do the same thing :). $\endgroup$ – Jachym Michal Feb 14 at 14:59
  • $\begingroup$ No addon. On the material properties pane, click the downwards arrow on the right side, just below the '-' button for removing a material slot. $\endgroup$ – user355010 Feb 14 at 15:10
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the tip! $\endgroup$ – thibsert Feb 14 at 15:19
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    $\begingroup$ They behave different if the Active object has less Material slots than the Selected object. Copy deletes all slots and add those existing in of the active object ; Link replace only the first slots, and keep the extra slots unchanged. $\endgroup$ – thibsert Feb 14 at 15:31
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They behave differently if the Active object has less Material slots than the Selected object:

  • Copy deletes all slots and add those existing in of the active object
  • Link replace only the first slots, and keep the extra slots unchanged.
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Install Material Utils Addon, select object or multiple objects, press Q and go ASSIGN MATERIAL. It's much easier than all these options..

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    $\begingroup$ I can't see how it would be easier, and that don't answer the question. $\endgroup$ – thibsert Feb 14 at 15:25

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