I'm creating a dna double helix. I created the horizontal strands by creating an empty plane axis, then creating a cube, and then using the object offset, and selecting the empty plane. I then created about 30 of these by increasing the count under 'Modifiers'. (I followed instructions on how to do this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqZtUYUmQq8&t=662s

My question is: I'd like to now individually manipulate the separate horizontal strands (having each a different color for example), but since they were created as a modifier, I can't seem to get them to unlink to be independent, so when I select them, all strands are selected as one group. Any ideas how I can do this? I tried Object > Relations > Make Single User > Object & Data, but this didn't work, and also tried Clear Parent.

Many thanks.


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