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Hype 3

By Tumult


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Create stunning animated and interactive web content with Hype. Hype’s HTML5 output works on all modern browsers and mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. No coding required.

*** Hype Professional In-App Purchase upgrade now available! ***

Hype is used by leading designers to create animations which add a “wow” factor to web pages, infographics, presentations, digital magazines, ads, iBooks, educational content, app prototypes, portfolios, animated GIFs, videos, entire websites, and much more. Hype won the 2011 Macworld Editors’ Choice Award.

From prototype to production, anyone can create rich interactive media with Hype.

Quickly Animate:
• Easy to use keyframe-based animation system
• Record mode watches your every move, automatically creating keyframes as needed
• Create natural motion curves with bézier paths
• Make scenes for organization and flow
• Use the power of multiple simultaneous timelines to run animations

Add Interactivity:
• Action handlers kick off and control timelines, transition between scenes, or run custom javascript
• Visually build action handlers to respond to taps, clicks, and animation events

Create Stunning Content:
• WebKit-based WYSYWIG “what you see is what you get” scene editing
• Intelligent guidelines, arrangement, and sizing tools
• Easily integrate video and audio for stunning multimedia documents
• Cutting-edge effects: blur, hue shift, brightness, saturation, shadows, reflection, and 3D transforms
• Add Google Fonts to your projects or use your own CSS web fonts
• A flexible layout system resizes your content to fit any screen
• Retina image support

Perfect for Mobile:
• Hype’s HTML5 output works great on mobile devices
• Easily add swipe and touch actions
• Bind drag events to timeline positions for rich interactivity
• Preview your projects on iPhones and iPads with the free Hype Reflect companion iOS app
• Hype Reflect’s Mirror Mode shows edits live as you make them

Extend with Code:
• Edit the Inner HTML of any element
• Integrated JavaScript editor for writing custom functions triggered by user actions
• Use Hype’s JavaScript API to control scenes, timelines, and more

Export to HTML:
• Outputs state-of-the-art HTML5, CSS3 styles, and JavaScript
• Content works across all browsers from IE 6 up to the latest Chrome
• Self-contained directory holds all resources and JavaScript for your document
• Integrate into existing pages by copying and pasting 3 lines of HTML
• Great for ads and fast on mobile: A minimal document is only 24 KB (compressed) and 3 network connections
• Share your work by publishing directly to Dropbox

Hype also Exports:
• iBooks Author widgets
• Videos
• Animated GIFs

Because We Love OS X:
• Written in Cocoa exclusively as an OS X app (supports 10.8 through 10.10)
• Adopts new OS X features and is gorgeous on Retina displays


Hype Pro is available as an in-app purchase and adds powerful features to Hype 3:
• Responsive Layouts
• Physics
• Symbols for creating reusable elements
• Persistent Symbols for master content
• Dark interface theme
• Editable timing functions
• Grid system
• Rearrangeable interface
• Templates
• Behaviors
• OAM widget export

Unlock Hype Pro via the Hype > Upgrade to Hype Professional menu item.

What's New in Version 3.0.3

What’s New in 3.0.3:
- PNG Sequence Export
- Bug Fixes

What’s New in 3.0:
- Complete UI refresh
- 24 New timing functions
- Independent scene sizes
- HTML accessibility improvements
- Copy/paste and rearrange timelines
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

*** Introducing Hype Professional! ***

The Hype Pro in-app purchase adds powerful features to Hype 3:
- Responsive Layouts
- Physics
- Symbols for creating reusable elements
- Persistent Symbols for master content
- Dark interface theme
- Editable timing functions
- Grid system
- Rearrangeable interface
- Templates
- Behaviors
- OAM widget export

Unlock via the Hype > Upgrade to Hype Professional menu item.

Visit our Hype Pro page for more info and a video tour:


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Customer Reviews

Like a Streamlined Adobe Edge Animate… Flash in JavaScript

UPDATE: My review only covers the part of Hype 3 that you get without buying the pro upgrade. It’s a great program even without that upgrade. With the upgrade you’ll get the extra functionality that would make it more or less the twin sibling of Adobe Edge Animate like the ability to package your animations into OAM files.

This is a great program for anyone who laments all the time they spent learning Flash in the years around Y2K only to see it abandoned (and rightfully so). In so far as your average Web animation is concerned, this is pretty much the equivalent of old school Flash, but done in JavaScript instead. If you know how to work Flash, it won’t take you very long to figure out Hype. This is great, pretty easy to use, and compares favorably to Adobe Edge Animate. I only have a little bit of experience with Adobe Edge Animate, but I prefer Hype over it. They’re very similar to each other and I can’t tell much of a difference where it really matters for everyday Web animations. I find Hype to be leaner and easier to use and that’s why I prefer it.

Awesome Program — Awful Documentation

The program is very cool, but the documentation is awful. For example, the documentation says, "Reveal the layout selector by clicking the Layouts toolbar button and then click the Plus button in the layout selector’s header." There is no link to help you learn about the layout selector, making the text essentially useless without having to guess your way through the entire document. In addition, there is no consistency with capitalization for component names. For example "layout selector" is lower case and "Layout toolbar" is mixed case. Choosing a style and sticking to it makes the documentation easier to handle. I could give dozens of more examples, but I am not trying to beat up the developers or the program. I still give the software five stars—that is *****—but please put as much effort into the documentation as you do the program itself. BTW, this is not nitpicking. I have worked in documentation development for more than 35 years and designed one of the first online documentation systems. I stay current and understand the requirements and technologies.

Finally, a great multimedia tool

I’ve used many multimedia creation tools over the years, from Hypercard to Director to Authorware to Multimedia Builder and, naturally, Flash. The big problem with all of them is that they required the end user to have specific plug-ins or OSes. Hype is finally a cross-platform distribution tool that allows for sophisticated multimedia requiring no plug-ins. Its ease of use is unparalleled, but it also allows for intricate complexity if the designer needs it. It’s now my go-to app for all my interactive design. And it’s also an ideal program to use when teaching multimedia design (which is what I do). Kudos to Tumult for putting so much thought into the interface and execution.

Hype 3
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  • $49.99
  • Category: Graphics & Design
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  • Version: 3.0.3
  • Size: 10.3 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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