Beginner Question - Materials User Interface

Hi, complete beginner here. When I open a material to edit it, there is a user interface to the right of the textured orb. The interface changes between different textures. Why is this? Is there a way to switch between interfaces?

This is a frustrating problem for me, especially coming from C4D, which has a much simpler material editor.

Hopefully someone can resolve this for me. I’ve attached photos of the two interface below.

Top pic is of a material instance, bottom pic is of an actual material.

You build the material using the graph, and then make an ‘instance’ of it, that can manipulated in realtime in the level.

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