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How to create icons for Scenes and Devices?


LeeSteventon
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Hi all,

 

My apologies upfront if this is not a relevant question for the forum, but I'm very interested in learning how users are making their own icons for devices / scenes, etc. I'd like to create some of my own and load them into the Downloads/icons forum if anyone feels they are good enough.

 

Can someone point me in the right direction?

 

 

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11 hours ago, LeeSteventon said:

I was looking for pointers on tools / techniques on how to CREATE icons that I can upload and use.

 

Here's what I do to create icons for my HC2:

 

Icons need to be 128 x 128 pixels in PNG format. Note that a different icon for each device state can be created.

·         Obtain a graphic (eg from Google images or clipart)

·         Load into Paint 3D (preinstalled with Windows 10)

·         Edit the graphic if needed (eg to add overlays)

·         Select Magic Picture tool; crop; add/remove areas if needed; click done

·         Select Canvas  ->  Show Canvas  -> off

·         Menu  ->  Save  ->  PNG; Transparency. 

·         Select Adjust angle & framing button: select 1:1; then zoom and reposition as needed. 

·         Select width = 128 and height = 128, and save the icon.

·         In the Virtual Device, select Change Icon and upload it.

 

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  • Hi @RobertL and thanks for your reply. However, I wasn't looking for info on how to CHANGE an icon (that's self evident), I was looking for pointers on tools / techniques on how to CREATE icons that I can upload and use.

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    Hi

    If you use a program like PhotoScape you can make PNG files (size 128x128) and use them as icons.. :-)

     

    The article says:

     

     

     

    Some things to keep in mind...

     

     

    • The image size for the icon should be 128px x 128px (pixels).
    • Use the PNG (.png) image format (with transparent backgrounds) for icons.
    • Don't make your icons too dark (or they will not display well within Fibaro).
    • Some devices and Scenes only require 1 icon (and very rarely, they cannot be changed).
    • Most devices require 2 icons (on/off, open/closed, locked,unlocked, etc.).
    • A few devices (such as dimmable lighting) require more than 2 icons (up to 11 icons)

     

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