Thanks Hans-Gerd-- I appreciate the reply.
Yes, that's exactly right. I'm trying to avoid having the content underneath the animation jump up on reload (particularly when the animation/browser viewport is less than 1200px wide). Or, put another way, I want the animation height to scale proportionately relative to the width of the animation (without having to use a bunch of media queries).
Ideally, it shouldn't be this difficult to make this happen. But I desperately want to bring Hype into my workflow sooner, rather than later. I'm willing to do whatever is necessary (and ultimately create a tutorial of my own). I just can't seem to make it work.