Searcher - "Search Everything" Houdini add-on


(Launch sale! Be sure to pick up Searcher for the introductory price of $15!)

Searcher brings the “Search Everything” functionality found in many modern Content Creation Suites and IDE’s such as JetBrains ‘Shift+Shift’ search (PyCharm, Rider, Webstorm, etc), Blender, Maya, and many others, to Houdini. 

Quickly locate and execute any menu item or hotkeyable action without the need to assign, memorize, or manage hotkeys.

Searcher: View available actions for windows and panes on mouse-over 

Greatly increase productivity. Spend less time trying to locate nested menu items or remembering hundreds of hotkeys  

Optimized for responsiveness. Utilizes libraries written in C to maximize speed  

Search for any available native or 3rd party menu items or actions. Locates available 3rd party menus/actions/hotkeys  

Fuzzy, abbreviated, partial search via FTS5 engine. Quickly locate "External Tool Preferences" by typing "ex to pre" or locate the Geometry Spreadsheet hotkey by typing "geo sp"  

Show all available actions for windows/panes/contexts. Mouseover a window and press hotkey to display the available actions/hotkeys  

Open menu items/trigger actions from the Searcher window. Execute available actions even if they don't have a hotkey assigned  

Feature requests welcome! If you think Searcher could benefit from an additional feature, let us know!  

Installation instructions:

Issues / comments / feature requests :

Compatibility notes: Tested versions  

Windows: Windows 10 Pro v10.0.19041.264 (v2004)  

🐧 Linux: Pop_OS! (Ubuntu) 19.04/19.10/20.04  

🍎 MacOS: Coming soon!  

Requires: Houdini 18.0.348 and up  

(Can look into supporting older versions if requested. It is unknown at this point if there are any technical limitations.)  

Current Version: v0.1.1  

Standard Use License
License: Standard License
Stock Assets

For personal use and one commercial project (up to 2,000 sales or 20,000 views).


One copy to be used by a single user.

Installable Tools

One installation by a single user.

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