Animating multiple words as a group

I am a newbie to Hype and still very much in the early stages of learning the program. That said, I am working on a very small animation for a client and I am already stuck. I have three words that I want to animate separately over the span of three seconds (they are pasted svg files), then animate as a group over the next three seconds. When I group them together, it effects the entire timeline and they are no longer separate words. There is probably a simple solution, but I can’t seem to figure it out. Thanks to anyone willing to show pity on this newbie, ha!

Elements within a group can be animated independently; as long as you have three separate elements you’ve imported you can do this. First just make sure to double-click into the group to select the elements, or select them first by disclosing the group and selecting in the element list next to the timeline.

Thanks, Jonathan! That was helpful to know. I recently switched over to Hype from Edge Animate and I am picking it up quickly. I loaded my project below and my next task is to figure out how to have the “electrons” rotate slowly around the closed-loop oval of the atom…

Great! You’d probably want to use Motion Paths and if you want to loop I’d recommend putting it on a different timeline (started by an action) or within a Symbol and loop back with a timeline action.

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Thanks for your help, Jonathan! I was able to put this together pretty easily once I got the hang of motion paths.


Excellent, I’m glad you were able to get it!