Different materials, same object? 3D lines?

is it possible to apply different textures and materials to different parts of the same object? or must i split it open?

is it possible to create a custom 3D (cylindrical) line? or do i have to manually twist and turn a cylinder?

Add multiple materials to a single object http://cgcookie.com/blender/2010/06/15/tip-adding-multiple-materials-to-a-single-object/

is it possible to create a custom 3D (cylindrical) line? or do i have to manually twist and turn a cylinder?

Don’t understand what you mean

are you talking about a twisted line along a cylinder main longitudianl axis

i have an example file with a proc texture for this

is it what you want ?

For this, you’re going to want to use a curve object with a bevel.

oh nevermind i think i get it now, thx for the help people =D