I have two objects, A and B, with the same mesh data. I am assigning material M to some faces of A. What I want is to independently be able to assign different material to different set of faces in object B.
All my objects' materials are linked to "Object". What I observe, independence is only available when using single material per entire object and not when assigning materials to faces. When I do the latter, each object sharing the same mesh data (A and B in my example) shares face selection for each material so there is a link between objects I do not want to have.
Simple example: Objects: A, B (each has mesh data D) D mesh data is consisted of faces: F1 F2 F3 F4 Objectives: - Object A has material M1 assigned to F1 and F2 - Object B has material M2 assigned to F2 and F3 - No other faces have material assigned
PS: I do not want to duplicate mesh data of A and B (of course for project's sanity reasons).