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Blender 2.91 gets new search with fuzzy matching


Another day, another new feature drops in Blender 2.91, this time in the form of a power-up for Blender’s search functionality, which now has fuzzy matching!

Available in the latest Blender 2.91 experimental builds, this patch replaces the old exact search with fuzzy search based on the Damerau–Levenshtein distance.
In practice, this means the user can input a search term with one or more letters wrong and still get a match, such as inputting “grese pencil” to get grease pencil, greatly increasing the accessibility of the search function. This search even allows for the input of initials such as GP or SSS for Grease Pencil and Sub-Surface Scattering!

Pablo Vasquez demonstrates the power of this new search, implemented by the wunderkind Jacques Lucke, in the video below:

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Mario Hawat is a Lebanese 3D artist, writer, and musician currently based in Paris. He is a generalist with a special focus on environments, procedural and generative artworks. Open to freelance work.


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