bernd wrote:Hello Aquila,
Now I have a much better understanding of the function thank you for this detailed explanation.
Unfortunately my Python skills tends to be virtually zero but I will try to test it according to your instruction at the weekend. I have still one little question to the “get sensor status” what sensor can I use for this function or what sensor do you use?
I have myself not used this function. But you can get the last pushed button on the Hue Tap, that I have tested. So far there are not that any more sensors available in Norway, where I live, at least. To use this function would require some knowledge of python. The plugin will fire an event when a sensor changes state, that would be more useful for most. I use this to catch clicks on the Hue Tap.
If you want to save and restore settings, please try the new version. It has functions to handle this for you without any extra Python.
I use the plugin with two Hue stripes, so far, in my flat, I plan to buy another starter set soon.
Mainly I use a universal IR-Remote to control the Hues (set scenes, set brightness, turn on/off) but I also use it for special events. For example when I start Kodi (XBMC) then a certain scene starts or when I get an email the hue blinks or when the sun is going down the lights turn on. Thanks to EG and this plugin the opportunities are unlimited to use the Hues.
I have played a little with the plugin and all functions are self-explanatory and works fine for me until the “modify scene” function. There is the following error message:
The error you have a image of looks like it's from the "Create Scene" function. But I can't recreate it. It looks like maybe the plugin can't find the scene on the Hue Bridge. This could happen if the scene changes name since you created the action.
And I found several bugs in the "modify scene" function. I hope I fixed them all now. I don't use scenes my own setup, so it's harder to detect bugs. :p Please retest it.
What I have also noticed is when I create a new Scene I have to click first on the “test”-Button otherwise when I only click at “OK” or “apply” the new scene won’t be saved. Just for information.
As I say all other functions works fine
Ahh, this is "working as intended". If you execute the action after configuring it, it will work the same way as if you push the "test" button. I have made it this way because then you can create a scene without using the computer/EG. You can create a scene for all lights, then show an alert and recall the scene after the alert. So in your e-mail example you can save a scene, show your alert and then recall the scene to get back the settings from before the e-mail.
More functions, if that's what you're asking it would be nice to see one time a function which can interact with the music or video signal means that the light change the colour and brightness with the music or with the colour from the video signal. (Ambilight like) I don’t have programming knowledge but I know this is hard to realise. It’s just a thought, I am very happy with the current features.
It is very nice and unselfish from you to say I should donate to the EG-Project. I will do it.
Ohh, I think it's more than this plugin will ever be able to do alone. But if someone creates a plugin that fires events based on music or video it can be linked to this plugin. And those posibilitys is why I love EG. I can get Spotify to change my lighting, and someone else can use those same plugin for something completly different.