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djsl updated scenes

Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:50 pm

I have been updating my scenes and I think I am finally happy with them. Of course that won’t last long!


I have used a lot of artwork and backgrounds from Dan and Lathanm from this forum, and a lot of ideas from others.

Sharing is a great thing!

If anyone wants any of the artwork or scenes I will be more than happy to post them.

My home scene is a basic 0019 scene with a news line and a severe weather alerts using the mlrssfeed plugin. The media pages is where I changed to the darker scenes.


Jim
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:53 pm

For temperature control I use 2 apprillairs 8870's with 3 remote sensor units. I use homeseer plugin for this, it has been very reliable.
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:55 pm

The media page shows the status of all zones.
I am using a russound 6 zone amplifier with no keypads, the only control is from the wall touchscreens. The TV's use direct-tv boxes which I am controlling with the Mldirect-Tv plugin. The rest is all through usbuirt and the plugin.
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:56 pm

This scene has two pages, the second is accessed through the "more channels" button.

The third scene is the dvd remote, it pops up after the movie is selected.
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:57 pm

The music zone select page.
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:58 pm

I have not changed the weather scenes much but I have added the motion radar page which we use alot. I used the batch file that was posted in these forums that downloads a new map every 10 minutes and then loops them togethr to get the motion.
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:00 pm

The reef tank page shows all the status of the lights, pumps, fans. For the ph, water temp, and orp I use an aquacontroller via a homeseer script.

In the temps page I get all the temps through temp05 one-wire through homeseer.
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Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:45 pm

Very nice

Just curious but how much time do you think you have in this set?

Charles.

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Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:26 am

Yes, very nice.

What program have you used to create the florplans?

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Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:26 am

Charles I couldn’t tell you how long it took me to make these scenes, it has been an ongoing process.

Over the past year and a half when I first started making my own scenes I have constantly been changing them and adding to them.

If I had to start over from scratch and knew exactly how I wanted them to look, I could probably do it in a couple evenings.

It has been a lot fun making them, and they get a lot of use every day by everyone in the family through the touch screens on the walls.

Gnaffs the way I made the floor plans is I used chief Architect and Photoshop. Any floor plan design software should work as long it can export.

I had the floor plans already drawn out from my renovation. I exported them to a jpg format. I then used Photoshop to clean them up and I saved them as a png file. I then used the SWF Generator utility to make them swf's.


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Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:50 pm

Thank You for the information.

How are you dealing with the multi zone audio? Are you using a multi zone amp?

If you are willing to share your scenes i am very interested.

Regards

Krister

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Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:24 pm

Krister I will gather up the scenes and post them shortly.

I have included a picture of all the equipment that I use.
As far as for audio distribution I am using the Russound CAA66 with the russound plugin. I just have the amplifier without any wall controllers. I use my wall touchscreens instead.

Jim
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:57 am

Thanks for the update. I am trying to accomplish something simular. I will look at the CAA66. Do it have enough power for every day listening?

Excuse me for my bad english, i hope you understand me.

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Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:21 pm

Nice setup and look. I just upgraded to the new version of DVDLobby and look forward to your posting of files so I don't have to re-create the wheel.

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Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:27 pm

Krister the Russound amp does have more than enough power for every day listening and has 6 zones. It is a little on the expensive side but for what it does it is well worth it.

It connects to the pc via serial cable and works flawlessly with the cinemar plugin.

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