For example a material I'm working on a material that has a total of three links (a 3 in the texture name field). Is there a way to discover which objects have the other two shared links. This is driving me nuts. I have over 200 objects in my model and I have no idea which objects are sharing links. I need to make them discreet. So I click and make it discreet but every time I enter the material, it shows up as "3" again.

I'd love a capability to right click (or something) on an object and see which other objects are sharing those materials.

But I don't think that feature exist, so where can I find the other two objects using the material so I can make them unique and texture each individually?????

I believe this happened when I accidentally joined objects that were accidentally selected and all the materials in joined objects now share the materials. But when you separate the joined objects, each of the separated object have all the materials of the originally joined objects.

This is nuts.

OK, all joined object keep their materials. I get it. But at the same token, when you separate an object "P-by selection" it would be helpful (incredibly helpful) if the separated object only kept the materials it originally had and the remaining joined objects no longer included those materials.

I can't tell you how many times I've joined object that were that were accidentally selected behind the object I was trying to join. Later, I now see I have multiple links and I have no idea which objects share those links so I can make them unique and move on with texturing.

Instead, I'm playing were in the world is Waldo with materials without knowing which are the ones that are linked.

Is there a way to identify which objects are sharing the same material??



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The search function in the outliner window should do the trick.

search material names

If you click on "Search" in the menu you can also switch between "Case sensitive" and "Complete match"


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