Animating material for multiple instances

Hi, I can’t figure out how to animate materials for multiple objects, but for each object separated.
For example, I want to keyframe the fac value in a mix shader.
If I do that, of course all the objects that use that material will change simultaneously, but I want individual control for each object.

I could make copies of the materials, but that’d be a terrible solution.

Help please.

You have to make single user copies of the linked materials. Just click on this button:

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Thanks for the answer. It’s what I meant by having to make a copy of the material. Later changes to the material have to be done to every material copy then, and I hoped I could avoid that.

I almost forgot about this…it may help if you have 3.4 installed. https://developer.blender.org/rB2f7234d3e1b