I've seen this discussed a bit before, but want to know if others are thinking about it the same way as me.
I would like to put some Bali shades in a scene. I'm using the "Generic Z-Wave Shade" driver.
That driver is not directly usable in scene (to set position), as it doesn't show up as a dimmer. And, scene doesn't directly support shade (this would be the best option). (It can be used for open/close only as a switch).
I created a virtual shade, and virtual shade can be treaded as a dimmer, and thus can be used in a scene to set position. And, of course, I can create a RM to map the virtual shade to the real one.
But, why should I have to do that? Can we talk about a couple of options?
- Why are shades not supported directly in scene, with position setting saved to the scene?
- Why is the "Generic Z-Wave Shade" not a dimmer, but the "Virtual Shade" is a dimmer?
Any other ways to do this cleanly that I'm missing?