Tip – Using the * wildcard for filtering in the ICE preset manager


[see also this tip: Using the ? wildcard]

While typing part or all of a word is often enough to narrow down the possibilities, sometimes you may want to search for all compounds that start with one string and end with another. For that, you use the asterisk (*) regex wildcard.

After you use a wildcard once, there’s no more automatic partial word matching. “G*P” won’t find anything, you need to add another * at the end.

“G*P*” is a little broad, so you might want to be more specific:

Note that you can categories to further filter down the results. Here, I selected just one category (Deformation), but I could have CTRL selected two or more categories.

2 thoughts on “Tip – Using the * wildcard for filtering in the ICE preset manager

  1. Also the ? character (which equals a single obligatory character) is super useful.

    For example typing “i?” to find the “If” node or “?r” for the “Or” node, or “an?” for the “And” node. — Those are a pain to find otherwise. :p

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