I'd like to be pick materials for sections of the hierarchy (e.g. by top level parents). But it seems that I can't apply a material to an Empty, and I presume in Blender that applying a material to a parent does not act on the material of the child.
What is the best way to go about this?
- The meshes already have materials from the import, I'd need to override these (can just delete the materials)
- I could do with python if the interface doesn't handle this use case
- Right click and 'Select hierarchy' gets me half-way there. But since this selects the Empty's also, the material tab is still hidden.