Seemage your iPod #34: “Seemage filtering on keys”

Filtering on keys in Seemage for CAD and PLM users

This week’s podcast episode features Jonathan Riondet showing some very important, but subtle, capabilities in Seemage that make creating service assembly and disassembly procedures a snap by reusing data already in your CAD and PLM systems.

I want to add an additional idea to what Jonathan is showing here: flexible animation creation as a source of additional deliverables. One of the things that makes Seemage so easy to use is that what you produce in the animation time line can also be the source of many other deliverables, for example line art and saved views can be created right from the animation time line.

What’s amazing about this is that the more you learn about creating animations in Seemage, the more powerful the other 2D and 3D deliverables become because they can be derived directly from the animation environment.

This is just another example of the revolutionary ease-of-use Seemage: users get more power for learning any one technique in Seemage.

Thanks again to Jonathan. As has become our habit, we have posted both iPod (.m4v) and a larger version (.avi) of the animation. We hope you enjoy this

4 comments to Seemage your iPod #34: “Seemage filtering on keys”

  • Amy  says:


    I watched the demo many times, but can’t understand how and when to do “filter on keys”, and also i don’t know what is the “keys”, so could you please give me a hand on these questions?
    Thank you very much!

  • Jonathan  says:

    Image that you have a objet in blue at t=0s. You want to change it for red at t=5s. You will move to t=5s and change the color of the selection. Seemage will automatically create a key which record that change (new color for the selected part). But a key could also record all other properties for a selection and position. So if in one step you change color, opacity, emission and position, and after that you want to change only the opacity property, filter helps you to see only the key that recorded for example the opacity values for this specific selection

  • Amy  says:

    ok, I see, key means the color, opacity, emission, position and so on. Filter on keys only worked in animation process, right?

  • Alex Neihaus  says:

    Hi, Amy.

    I would like to suggest that you visit our disucssion forums at and enter your questions there in the “Ask Sophia” thread.

    That way, it will be easier to have a conversation with Jonathan and the other folks who monitor the discussion forum.

    Of course, we are happy to have the discussion here as well, but a threaded discussion forum is so much easier than a blog to carry on this kind of valuable dialog.


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