Tutorial: Create Parallax effects and single-page scrollable experiences in Tumult Hype

Our good friends at Survey Legend have shared a great tutorial with us on creating a single-page website built for navigating by scrolling. If you’d like a quick demo on how this works, visit their website where they’ve created a single scene document using this process.

This technique is a great way to build what appears to be a long scrollable page, but is actually a single scene through which the user moves.

Check out the tutorial below, or download the example file to see how it’s built in Tumult Hype.

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The core workflow for this technique is a single scene with elements that animate in and out of the scene. Each animation pauses at a timeline action created for a section:

timeline

 

To move between these timeline actions, a small snippet of JavaScript loads when the scene loads. This JavaScript detect a change in the scroll direction and amount, and continues or reverses the main timeline. Run this JavaScript ‘On Scene Load‘ for any scene you’d like it enabled:

function wheel2(event) { // other browsers
        event.preventDefault();
        if (event.detail < 0 && (hypeDocument.currentTimeInTimelineNamed('Main Timeline') > 2)) {
            hypeDocument.continueTimelineNamed('Main Timeline', hypeDocument.kDirectionReverse);
        } else {
            hypeDocument.continueTimelineNamed('Main Timeline', hypeDocument.kDirectionForward)     }
    }

function wheel(event) { // Firefox
        event.preventDefault();
        if (event.wheelDeltaY > 0 && (hypeDocument.currentTimeInTimelineNamed('Main Timeline') > 2)) {
            hypeDocument.continueTimelineNamed('Main Timeline', hypeDocument.kDirectionReverse);
        } else {
            hypeDocument.continueTimelineNamed('Main Timeline', hypeDocument.kDirectionForward)     }
    }

window.onmousewheel = document.onmousewheel = wheel;
    window.addEventListener("DOMMouseScroll", wheel2, false);
    document.addEventListener("DOMMouseScroll", wheel2, false);

touchscreen scrolling

Use the above script whenever you want scrolling on a desktop computer to control the direction of the main timeline. For mobile support, use the built-in Drag actions to control your timeline. You may want to create a different document for Mobile Devices, with different timeline timing — a Drag action to control the timeline may not animate the document at the speed you’d like. Please read our Touch & Mobile documentation chapter for more tips.

Since documents within a single scene may lead to large amounts of images loaded in a single document, we recommend using SVG or vector-based graphics. Be aware of what images in your resource library ‘preload’ as this will slow down the initial display of your document.

Here’s a simpler version of the technique if you’d like to begin with an empty document.  If you have any questions, get in touch @hypeapp.

Thanks to Survey Legend for this tutorial!

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