You're right! The more I think about it, it can all be done in Hype. Guess the reason I made it in After Effects is that its easier for me to import an Ilustator file in After Effects and do it there (plus I've been using it for 10 years and understand its workflow perfectly). To make it in Hype I have to expot every layer seperatly, and I also wanted to find a solution for doing it this way so I could maybe mix in a little more compicated animations (that can't be done in hype) into a hype document in future projects. For instance, the second button in this attachment. Im not sure if I would be able to get this kind of animation (the line "blowing up" on hover) in hype. By my observation Hype uses divs to create masks so its not vary versatile for complex masking and scaling alone doesn't really do the trick by it self. Sorry if Im not seeing something obvious but Im new to Hype and would love to know if there is something Im missing. But you are right and thanks for the answer!
I've been experimanting with something else that works but I'm afraid that it isn't "web friendy". I import every second frame (or render 14 frames per sec) and manualy reduce the opacity after its run. Basicly I create a sequance inside Hype. The only thing is that I think it would be too "download heavy" especialy as a simple "on hover" action.
elements01_tech05_final.hype.zip (1.2 MB)
elements02_tech05_final.hype.zip (134.4 KB)