mass assigning materials?

Hi. I have a bunch of seaperate objects that I wish to keep seaperate. They are duplicates of other objects, but I wish to give them a different material. Is there a way I can assign all of them to the same material, or do I have to do it manually by selecting each object and assigning the material? Thanks.


i dont really understand the question…you want to select them all and choose a material instead of doing it each at a time?
i dont think you can do that…but why are you so lazy? how many objects do you have in there?

Select all your objects. Select the object whose material you want to use for all the others last.
Press Ctrl-L and select materials from the pop-up menu.


Thanks GreyBeard, linking the materials was exactly what I needed.