Hype – Tumult Company Blog https://blog.tumult.com Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:02:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i0.wp.com/blog.tumult.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-this2.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Hype – Tumult Company Blog https://blog.tumult.com 32 32 40434881 Transition from iBooks Author & Supporting Embedding HTML5 Animations in Digital Books https://blog.tumult.com/2020/07/14/transition-from-ibooks-author-supporting-embedding-html5-animations-in-digital-books/ Tue, 14 Jul 2020 20:53:52 +0000 https://blog.tumult.com/?p=4951 At Tumult, we’ve supported digital book creators for years. In 2012 we built in support for embedding Hype content in the new iBooks Author tool created by Apple. This empowered storytellers to embed rich HTML content and animations in their books and distribute them globally. While Hype animators don’t always tell us what they’re working on, we began seeing incredible animated books like Noa’s Stars by Somoiso and The Slightly Annoying Elephant by David Williams & illustrated by Tony Ross. There’s several more examples on this page of iBook examples, this post featuring animators and graphic artists and many more in our gallery.

iBooks Author was particularly empowering to animators, writers, and artists creating stories and animations because it was so easy to create great looking content without the complexity of digital publishing workflows and overly-complex layout tools. Looking back on this time we’re happy to have helped so many creative people achieve their visions. But there’s some big changes coming with iBooks Author: the book-creation tools are moving to Pages in Apple’s ecosystem:

iBooks Author

In many ways this is great. Pages is even more powerful than iBooks Author and has enormous benefits for creating Epubs and iBooks. But it’s also not so great: Pages does not at this time support any HTML content, so Hype animations won’t work in it unless you export your animations as a non-interactive video.

We were pleased to come across a powerful book creation tool where HTML5 content (and Hype exports) are supported called PubCoder. Getting your Hype exports into PubCoder is very easy, and exporting to an iBook or Epub is a one-button process. We wrote a guide for getting your Hype content into PubCoder, and our new friends at PubCoder also published a guide. We’re looking forward to see what you create!

PubCoder’s Interface

Thanks to Trevor Young of Tapocketa Studio for introducing us to PubCoder. Read his guest post on his Welcome to Tallowmere project.

Related: Guide to importing Hype content in InDesign for Book Creation.

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Tumult Hype 4.0.6 Update Now Available https://blog.tumult.com/2020/07/13/tumult-hype-4-0-6-update-now-available/ Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:26:51 +0000 https://blog.tumult.com/?p=4944

Tumult Hype 4.0.6 is a minor update to the HTML5 animation builder for macOS.

What’s new in Tumult Hype 4.0.6:

  • Previews sent to Polypane will use layouts defined in Hype and reuse the same tab

Read the complete 4.0.6 change list here.

Tumult Hype 4.0.6 is a free update if you purchased a previous v4 version (Standard or Professional editions). Upgrade discounts are availble for previous v1-v3 versions and you can read about what’s new in Tumult Hype 4.0.


v4.0.x -> v4.0.6 Upgrade Instructions:

How to upgrade the Mac App Store version:

  1. Open the App Store by choosing the Apple > App Store… menu item
  2. Make sure you are signed in via the Store menu
  3. Click on your account on the bottom-left of the App Store window (or the Purchases tab on top if on macOS prior to 10.14)
  4. If you have not already automatically upgraded, press Command-R to refresh and then click the Update button located next to Hype

How to upgrade the Tumult Store direct-download version:

  1. Open the Hype 4 application
  2. Choose the Hype > Check for Updates… menu item (if not automatically prompted to update)
  3. Install the update and relaunch

Enjoy!

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Tumult Hype 4.0.5 Update Now Available https://blog.tumult.com/2020/05/29/tumult-hype-4-0-5-update-now-available/ Fri, 29 May 2020 17:17:02 +0000 https://blog.tumult.com/?p=4892

Tumult Hype 4.0.5 is a bugfix update to the HTML5 animation builder for macOS. It addresses over 30 different issues and we recommend everyone update immediately.

What’s new in Tumult Hype 4.0.5:

  • Fixed bug with control element position scrolling the page on iPad with iOS 13
  • Fixed an issue where external edits might not get picked up (commonly in Photoshop)
  • Fix Scaling a Vector Shape resulting in the wrong size
  • Fixed issue where a “None” JavaScript would run the previous JavaScript in the action handler list
  • Fixed issue where Text Selection can’t be turned back on after unchecking
  • Polypane app preview integration
  • Fix Xcode 11.0-11.3 crashing if a project has a .hyperesources folder
  • Fix case where documents on Android would never load if there was only one .ogg audio source set to preload
  • Fixed issue with parent element click/up actions being called when a child click triggers a scene jump on mobile because touch end is always called
  • Fixed a bug where Persistent Symbols were reset on going back to a scene via page turn
  • Browser preview menu will now show multiple copies with the disk location if the name/version is identical
  • “Fixed” build issue where Hype was able to run on macOS 10.8 and 10.9 despite minimum requirement set to 10.10
  • Various fixes to purchase and trial flow for Mac App Store and Tumult Store versions
  • Fixed common crashes
  • Many other bug fixes

Read the complete 4.0.5 change list here.

Tumult Hype 4.0.5 is a free update if you purchased a previous v4 version (Standard or Professional editions). Upgrade discounts are availble for previous v1-v3 versions and you can read about what’s new in Tumult Hype 4.0.


v4.0.x -> v4.0.5 Upgrade Instructions:

How to upgrade the Mac App Store version:

  1. Open the App Store by choosing the Apple > App Store… menu item
  2. Make sure you are signed in via the Store menu
  3. Click on your account on the bottom-left of the App Store window (or the Purchases tab on top if on macOS prior to 10.14)
  4. If you have not already automatically upgraded, press Command-R to refresh and then click the Update button located next to Hype

How to upgrade the Tumult Store direct-download version:

  1. Open the Hype 4 application
  2. Choose the Hype > Check for Updates… menu item (if not automatically prompted to update)
  3. Install the update and relaunch

Enjoy!

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