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Tumult Hype 2.0’s Major New Features

  1. Instant iOS Previews with Hype Reflect for iOS
    Tumult Hype 2.0 pairs with Hype Reflect and streamlines previewing your documents on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. With Hype Reflect, you can instantly send a document to your iOS devices directly from Tumult Hype’s Preview menu. Your creations play back in Hype Reflect exactly as they will in the final export. Hype Reflect’s innovative Mirror Mode provides a live preview as you edit your document, ensuring positioning, colors, and text metrics look great.
  2. Audio Actions
    Tumult Hype 2.0 offers first-class support for audio, allowing audio to be played and stopped in response to user, scene, and timeline actions. Slots are available in the inspector and Resource Library for adding the common web formats MP3, OGG, and WAV. Tumult Hype offers full browser compatibility by using the new Web Audio API whenever possible, and falls back to HTML5 audio elements on older browsers or to the QuickTime plugin on Internet Explorer 6 through 8. NOTE: Audio on iOS will not play without user interaction unless in a home screen web app or embedded in a native app.
  3. Curved Motion Paths
    You can now use curves to create more natural motion by selecting a path and adding control points. If you’ve used pen or bézier tools before, you’ll be right at home animating elements in Hype 2.0. Tumult Hype can even automate rotating as the element travels the path by selecting the “Rotation follows motion path” checkbox in the Metrics inspector.
  4. Web Fonts
    Spruce up your animation’s typography by adding custom web fonts. The new Add More Fonts… panel has built-in support for choosing from more than six hundred freely available Google Fonts. If you use a different font service, the Add More Fonts… allows you to add custom CSS provided by that service. Likewise, if you have your own custom web fonts, you can add those fonts to your Resource Library and declare your own CSS font faces. After they’ve been added to your document, web fonts appear in the Text inspector’s font selector so you can easily apply them to your elements.
  5. Swipe and Touch Events
    Tumult Hype 2.0 adds built-in support for touch events, so you can swipe between scenes and drag elements without writing a single line of code. Drag events can even be bound to a timeline, allowing drag gestures to control a timeline’s playback. This powerful feature opens up a new world of animation possibilities. Finally, documents created with Hype 2.0 use touch events on mobile platforms by default, which removes the slight delay seen when tapping elements.
  6. Mobile Options
    Continuing the theme of better mobile support, this release includes the ability to toggle common options for creating mobile documents. These options include: viewport settings, allowing user scaling, using touch events instead of mouse interaction, showing the tap highlight, and creating a home screen web app. Tumult Hype 2.0 also adds the ability to build a cache manifest file, allowing your document to load even if the user is offline or in airplane mode.
  7. Enhanced Preview Toolbar Button
    The Preview toolbar button now has a popup menu allowing you to quickly preview on any browser installed on your system as well as on any iOS device running Hype Reflect. By default, the list is filtered to show only common browsers and avoid clutter. The setting is sticky, so pressing the preview button again (or command-return) will continue previewing in the last browser chosen.
  8. Search Engine Visibility
    Tumult Hype 2.0 offers an export option to include SEO-friendly text, allowing Google, Bing, and other search engines to index your document.
  9. Ellipse and Rounded Rectangle Shapes
    It’s now easier to make common shapes such as circles and rounded rectangles from the Insert menu.
  10. OS X Technology Adoption
    Tumult Hype continues its tradition of being a great OS X citizen by supporting Spotlight, Quick Look, and Full Screen.
  11. JavaScript Improvements
    Tumult Hype 2.0 adds a the hypeDocument.documentId() JavaScript API to easily get the exported document’s container div. The new drag actions will report gesture and phase information in the event object. Tumult Hype 2.0 also better insulates against exceptions so they do not interfere with running animations. Lastly, you can now insert API calls more easily by double-clicking in the JavaScript editor's documentation viewer.
  12. Scene Editing Polish
    Quickly scroll to the center of the scene using the View > Center on Scene menu item. Multiple elements can be rotated together by command dragging the corner handles, and the Metrics inspector will now use more useful negative degrees when rotating backwards.
  13. Extended Browser Compatibility
    As browsers evolve, Tumult Hype evolves with them. This release fully supports Opera 15. Browser compatibility warnings have also been updated for the latest browsers. We've included improvements to transparent PNG support in IE 6-8 and made other fixes for IE 9 under “quirks mode.” Scene transitions are more widely available to different browsers, and push transitions appear smoother.

See all of the features, changes, and fixes made in Tumult Hype 2.0 by visiting Hype’s full version history, and learn more by reading Tumult Hype’s documentation.

Downloading and Purchasing Tumult Hype 2.0

Tumult Hype 2.0 is a paid upgrade and installed as a separate application.

We’re also offering a free upgrade to anyone who purchased Tumult Hype 1.x after July 20th; please see the purchasing options page for more information.