Tip: Selecting objects from inside an ICE Tree view

ICE tree views are typically locked, so that they don’t constantly update while you’re working with a scene and selecting different objects. But what do you do if you want to select an object referenced in the ICE tree? Do you have to hunt down the object in the explorer?

Nope. As of 2011.5, you can right-click a Get Data node to select the referenced object.

This works with the self, this_model and this_parent tokens too.

It also works on an Get Data inside a compound, if the Get Data In Name is connected to a valid reference. So, you don’t need to exit a compound just to select an input object.

hat tip: Guillaume Laforge