Can somebody tell me where the "assign" button, for assigning a material has gone?

Material Preview with assign

Here is where it should be, but it has gone away:

Assign missing

Why does this happen?


1 Answer 1


You need to be in Edit Mode. That way you can select the vertices to assign to. Otherwise Blender has to use the mesh as one whole surface when applying new materials.

Material Assign Example

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