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Resolved Search for material name

Discussion in 'Authoring Dev Blitz Day 2023' started by DevDunk, Jan 25, 2023.

  1. DevDunk

    DevDunk

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    I personally would like to search for material names and see all the renderers with that material in the scene view. Especially when working with atlassing this can be very useful.
    Preferably in the hiarchy window, but the Search tab also would be fine

    Would love to know if this would be possible!
     
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  2. justinas_p

    justinas_p

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    Hi! I'm not really sure if there is a possibility to do that at this particular moment, but here is a quick sample editor script for filtering materials:
    Code (CSharp):
    1. using System.Collections.Generic;
    2. using UnityEngine;
    3. using UnityEditor;
    4. using UnityEngine.SceneManagement;
    5.  
    6. public class MaterialFilter : EditorWindow
    7. {
    8.     private string materialName;
    9.  
    10.     [MenuItem("Window/Material Filter")]
    11.     public static void ShowWindow()
    12.     {
    13.         GetWindow<MaterialFilter>("Material Filter");
    14.     }
    15.  
    16.     private void OnGUI()
    17.     {
    18.         materialName = EditorGUILayout.TextField("Material Name:", materialName);
    19.  
    20.         if (GUILayout.Button("Filter"))
    21.         {
    22.             FilterByMaterialName(materialName);
    23.         }
    24.        
    25.         if (GUILayout.Button("Clear"))
    26.         {
    27.             FilterByMaterialName(string.Empty);
    28.         }
    29.     }
    30.  
    31.     private void FilterByMaterialName(string name)
    32.     {
    33.         List<GameObject> allObjects = new List<GameObject>();
    34.        
    35.         foreach (GameObject go in Resources.FindObjectsOfTypeAll(typeof(GameObject)) as GameObject[])
    36.         {
    37.             if (!EditorUtility.IsPersistent(go.transform.root.gameObject) && !(go.hideFlags == HideFlags.NotEditable || go.hideFlags == HideFlags.HideAndDontSave))
    38.                 allObjects.Add(go);
    39.         }
    40.            
    41.         foreach (GameObject go in allObjects)
    42.         {
    43.             if (name == string.Empty)
    44.             {
    45.                 go.SetActive(true);
    46.                 continue;
    47.             }
    48.  
    49.             Renderer renderer = go.GetComponent<Renderer>();
    50.             if (renderer != null)
    51.             {
    52.                 Material[] materials = renderer.sharedMaterials;
    53.                 bool found = false;
    54.                 foreach (Material mat in materials)
    55.                 {
    56.                     if (mat.name == name)
    57.                     {
    58.                         found = true;
    59.                         break;
    60.                     }
    61.                 }
    62.                 go.SetActive(found);
    63.             }
    64.             else
    65.             {
    66.                 go.SetActive(false);
    67.             }
    68.         }
    69.     }
    70. }
     
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  3. DevDunk

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    Thanks!
     
  4. sebastienp_unity

    sebastienp_unity

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    Hi @DevDunk ,

    The SearchWindow supports this workflow out of the box with the CustomSceneFilter material:

    upload_2023-1-26_11-10-36.png

    upload_2023-1-26_11-10-7.png



     
  5. Baste

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    Using Quick Search, you can search for things in the scene with h:, and use ref:path to get things referencing things at that path.

    Example:

    upload_2023-1-26_17-10-37.png

    You can also filter for type:

    upload_2023-1-26_17-10-53.png
     
  6. Baste

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    Sniped by the QS developer! Though I believe my text-based approach is supported in older versions than the neat visual query builder.
     
  7. sebastienp_unity

    sebastienp_unity

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    What Baste said is gold (as always).

    Visual Query Builder was added for 21.3 I think. My screenshot are from 22.2 beta.

    the keyword that Baste as used: "ref" wil find any type of reference to the specified object.

    The query I wrote use the custom "material" filter to test against the material property of MeshFilterer. It can be expressed purely as text as well:

    upload_2023-1-26_11-44-29.png

     
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