1 MDL models all offer the same group of adjustable settings, such as opacity, roughness, metallic qualities, and translucence. SBSAR models are “parametric,” meaning that they offer many different parameters depending on the whim of the artist who created the material.
2 The Magic Wand tool allows you to “subselect” individual surfaces of a model and apply a different material to each surface.
3 After you’ve clicked with the Magic Wand tool to select a surface on a model, hold down the Shift key and click another surface to extend the selection.
4 You can use the Sampler tool (keyboard shortcut: I) to sample a material from one model and quickly apply it to another model.
5 No. If you drag the same material onto five objects, one object at a time, each object will have an independent instance of the material and not be linked to any other models. If you select all five models and apply a material to all five models at once, then the same material is linked to all five models.