I am creating some LMS railway carriages for the Trainz simulator and am using different files to create the carriage side parts. The compartment side has 6 carriage doors and 5 compartments of one size and a half compartment of another. The corridor side has a panel with 4 windows two with 3 windows 4 doors and 2 end panels.
I am grouping the parts that make a group but when I append them to a main file I am using to collect the parts I end up with multiples of the same colour albeit with numbers appended. Eg maroon, maroon001, maroon002, gold, gold001,gold002 etc. While I am not surprised by this it causes me a problem as the simulator will not import the mesh with that many materials. I have looked at the properties panel and searched on maroon for example and that gives me all objects where the material starts with the name maroon. Unfortunately I cannot select all of these items to link the material to make them all just maroon.
Is there an easier way than just labouriously picking them manually.
Thanks for any help