To summarize, I am an absolute beginner in Blender, and I chose to download a pair of glasses as a 3D Model (from: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/glasses-4b8a1e54f3084c63828fe8c324198aec), as can be seen in the image below. The Glasses:

However, what I wanted to for its aesthetics, was to color the Lens Frames white, while coloring the Temples black (They're both the color "#29282C" as of now), but whenever I tried changing the colors of either of them using the "Material Properties" tab, the entire model would change in color, rather than simply the part that I chose.

Could you please provide me with possible solutions to this dilemma?

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    $\begingroup$ If temples and frame are different objects that share the same material then you will find a number right next to the material's name, presumably 2 or 3 depending on how many objects use this. If you click on the number, it will create a duplicate of the material which you can now change while the other stays the same. I guess the best will be to do that on the frame since it's one I suppose, and the temples are two? So keep the material on the temples and change the frame. But this is just scratching on the surface of shading and texturing objects, I would strongly recommend doing tutorials. $\endgroup$ Oct 11, 2022 at 12:14
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, Mr. Gordon. I will try that. $\endgroup$ Oct 12, 2022 at 14:18

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Select the object, go into Edit Mode, and enter 'face select.' Then select one of the faces that you want to have a separate color for, then go to 'Select,' 'Select Similar,' then 'Material.' Then Go to the Material Properties panel, create a new material, and click 'Assign' to assign that material to the selected faces. Do this again for the lenses. When this is done, you should have 2 separate materials for the different parts of the mesh that are completely independent of each other.

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    $\begingroup$ Thank you SO MUCH!!! I am forever in your debt... $\endgroup$ Oct 12, 2022 at 14:18
  • $\begingroup$ No problemo! :D $\endgroup$ Oct 12, 2022 at 16:23
  • $\begingroup$ @RESHABAAROSHREDDY The description in your question made it seem like the parts you wanted to assign different materials to were already separate objects... so no need to go into Edit Mode and select faces...? $\endgroup$ Oct 12, 2022 at 19:50
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    $\begingroup$ Oh. I'm sorry if I didn't explain that properly Mr. Gordon. Yeah, the parts of the glasses weren't considered as separate models, hence why I needed help coloring them individually. It's fine now though, as I figured out how to do it. $\endgroup$ Oct 13, 2022 at 17:51
  • $\begingroup$ @RESHABAAROSHREDDY -- be sure to click on the "Accept Answer" button so that BlenderMaster15 get credit: points towards his reputation to be helpful to others! $\endgroup$
    – james_t
    Jun 30, 2023 at 17:53

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