Living Scene Using RM 3.0


#1

So I am attempting to use Groups/Scenes to recreate a Phillips Hue living scene. To do that, I created the Hue Formula and created 4 scenes.

I would think the next step would be to create a rule that would activate scene 1, then switch to scene 2, then scene 3, then scene 4 and then back to scene 1 . . .

How would I accomplish this so that my scene would transition every 45 seconds in the manner above.


#2

One way looks like this:

Questions then are (1) how do your start it, and (2) how do you stop it. Lots of choices for those.


#3

That was my thought!! Let me try


#4

So this worked. Sweet!! Anyway to accomplish a slow fading transition between each of the actions as opposed to a more harsh change of scene?


#5

That depends. What kind of devices are these in the Scenes?


#6

Hue. I know in ST transition had issues with Hue.


#7

You can set transition time in the driver for the color bulb. That's as close to a fading transition as you're going to get.


#8

:sleepy:


#9

What, you want change hue over time?


#10

Yes. To create a subtle effect to change from Scene A to Scene B over the span of a few minutes so it always looks like the lights are moving.


#11

Are all of the bulbs changing from - to the same colors? Or does each scene have multiple colors?


#12

Each has its own color (or gradients thereof).


#13

Each scene, or each bulb within a scene?


#14

Each bulb within each scene.


#15

What it would take is fairly difficult: Each bulb is independently transitioning between two colors, and each scene has multiple of these bulbs. It would take a special app that knew both start and end scene, figured out the various transitions, and then executed them all at roughly the same time. Like "Scene Transitioner". hmmm


#16

I'm thinking about this, and it doesn't seem so daunting. It would be another app under Groups and Scenes. You'd pick the start Scene and the end Scene and a transition time. The two scenes would have to have identical devices. It would show up as another Scene, so if activated it would run the transition.


#17

This is going to be supported in the next release with a new app, Scene Transition. You will be able to activate it just like a Scene from RM.


#18

Thank you. Looking forward to that. Slowly moving all my scenes and routines away from All4Hue to my "Huebitat"!