A Book About Hype (3.5+Pro) 📘

@Daniel fixed the link.

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Hi Michael Its been a long time since I’ve been active in this forum… and with hype for that matter. I picked up a copy of you book and an super excited to learn as much as i can from it. So far i find myself completely lost with the " Bouncing Ball " exercise and honestly really puzzled and starting to get discouraged. Hopefully you can shed some light on what i might be missing. Also love the Project files on your site!

I noticed. Welcome back!

Where are you getting stuck?

i can’t get the ball to react to the javascript ,I have it set to Id = “ball” and using the code provided in the book… Is there something that should be set specific in the physics panel?

Michael i know you have considered adding videos to your next book release but have you ever considered doing a video walk through for the current publication?

The ball should have "Dynamic" physics. That's so it can bounce against the wall elements, which are "Static" elements. (The walls shouldn't move.)

The bouncing actually comes from the "Bounce" JavaScript, which is run when a Mouse Down or Mouse Over event happens. It's an action that moves the ball upward, not physics. Is it confusing? Totally. That's why the "Is there a Physics API" thread is so long. The "Bounce" example is trying to get Hype to do something it doesn't excel at.

Matter.Body Module - Matter.js Physics Engine API Docs - matter-js 0.19.0 - If access to Matter.js was unrestricted, it's simply just a use of the Matter.Body.setAngularVelocity(body, velocity) API.

No changes of the current version of the book are planned. Adding video makes the project massive, so that's why it's a new project. So far, people unanimously want video...

So I figure I'd create new examples and then just do a video for each section, explaining what that section is about. I'm realizing that people don't like to read. Although, trying to learn from a video can also be annoying. So the idea is that both options are available. A video could very likely be a read-through of the section.

I haven't started that though. It's a huge project and I don't know what's up with Hype 4, so I'm working on a Hype scripting project right now.

bouncing ball.hype.zip (18.9 KB) Still no luck here is the attached project file…

For those following along at home, I sent a private message to JohnnyMoon.

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Jonny, there are several typos in the 'bounce() script, check the spelling of the word Element (one of the misspellings). You can also see them in the console in Safari. Good luck...

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I corrected my typos and still had no luck, I even tried copy an pasting code its self with no affect what so ever
bouncing ball.hype.zip (21.6 KB)

OK, which one of you is teaching a class about Hype?! I like the sales, but some people are having trouble download / reading the book. :smile:

I was actually thinking about taking the book offline, as Hype 4 could be out in a few months. But apparently, that would have been bad.

Is this a good book to buy if I primarily am going to be creating Banner Ads?

I would like to work on web site elements in the future but as for now I need to focus on Web Banner Animation/Interactions only? is this probably the place ot start?

I think that could be a weakness of the book. Hype is becoming more popular for building advertisements, but the book doesn’t focus in on that topic. The book is more of a general purpose how to use Hype. The basic JavaScript information might be helpful.

Thanks great, thanks. I will eventually read this book but now I need to focus more on the Ads side as soon as possible.

I have created lots of banners now but we havnt tested any so I am unsure of what will and will not work… I wish there was a A book about Hype ( for banner ads )

I am slowly going through all of the tutorials but they seem to be a bit older now so its difficult to see what I can and cant use!

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Seems to me you’re doing it backwards a bit. I would focus on what you want to do, then search for solutions to (do) that (if you get stuck). Looking at all the things that are possible with Hype, which is nigh limitless seems to me a bit counter productive. :blush:


Sorry maybe I worded incorrectly,

What I am trying to do now is JUST focus on Banner Ads and try and get my head around it. I just there was more tutorials / examples / guides of what can be and cannot be done with Banner Ads. I dont want to spend a couple of days working on something in Hype that ends up not working in Banner Ads!

I will go slowly and just try and work it out as I go :), but you are right I am focusing on just Ads right now.

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As an FYI, Hype throughout the years has been 99% additive in features -- nearly all previous tutorials are still applicable as very little has been removed/changed. The biggest difference is just from a UI perspective it is a single window compared to v1 and v2. There may be better techniques to handle more complex problems, but all the old techniques still work.

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@tekkon But, you’re right as in there are no “specific” tutorials in Banner Ad (BA) creation. Plenty of examples. And, even though the tutorials that are out there aren’t specific to BA’s the techniques may help in creating said BA’s or the effects that you want inside them.

Really though, I believe you may be looking at the process as a whole. Not necessarily the animation but also what export settings, sizes, platform specific caveats, etc. Maybe?

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^^ This is great to here and was going to be my next thread so thats for saving me time. Now I can just do all tutorials with no worry :slight_smile:

Combined with what you all said this is great advice. I think it might be a good idea to look at it as a whole, I will learn so much more as well as techniques for banners ads so I guess it will not hurt to learn as much as I can...

Thanks again for the advice guys



The topic of this thread - “A Book About Hype” - provides a general survey of the Hype program which will get You up to speed quickly. I would highly suggest buying it - $15.00 well spent!

Then, with this knowledge in hand, You can skim the online Documentation to fill in any missing pieces relevant to your specific goals.

Check it out: https://photics.com/books/a-book-about-hype/