unlinking material effects to duplicates

If I duplicate an object (SHIFT-Dkey, either in Object or Edit mode), how do I apply a seperate material to it? If I modify its color, etc., both the original and duplicate change! I’m probably missing something simple, but I can’t seem to “unlink” them. :-?

You’ll find there’s a little number button to the side of the material name in the material settings, that shows how many objects are using it currently - click this to make a new version of the material.

Well sufferin’ succotash…thanks

No problem - I’m just remembering how long it took me to find that! Phew, I was confused back then… :smiley: