Hype 4 animation to video export

How is possible to “export as movie -> video” having the background transparent or with a mask?
I have try but without success

Thank for any help

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Hype is known to be an HTML output app it wasn’t meant be used as a full-fledged motion design app even though sometimes people like myself actually use it like a motion design app to export videos. That said, Hype is not like Apple Motion or After Effects that has alpha channel support on export. There’s a bit of an obvious workaround to this, you can put a moving background or video and export it as a final video output.

Alpha Channel Support has been requested see thread below.

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Great idea. Would instantly increase user base.

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Yes, I know it :slight_smile:
My situation was on fine tuning a video layer + a sound layer with the animation created in HYPE4.
I have found an easy way to mount this 3 layers, so I have exported and finish my work in FCP X, where is more easy to define the start/stop of each layers. But would be nice to have a transparent background or mask layer.

Thank for the reply

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Hype can export transparent backgrounds on PNG Sequence, Animated PNG, Animated GIF, and HTML exports (kinda sorta, there’s still a web page background) when the Make background transparent box in the Document Inspector is checked.

It cannot do it for h.264/.mp4 or ProRes 422 video because these formats do not support alpha channels. I would like to add an option for a format that does in the future.

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that be awesome!

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Frankly I am not a video expert, but I have found some info on which codec support alfa channel, you may investigate better, hope this info mat be useful :wink: :





Thanks! I suspect we’ll go with ProRes 4444. I suspect we chose ProRes 422 because it would result in smaller sizes but may not have considered utilizing alpha in the equation.

Hi, any update on this?
It would be a great help and making the Hype App much more useful simply by adding the ProRes 4444 option to make alpha background possible.


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There's nothing we have to announce right now. Thanks for the note!

Ive just managed to do this by creating this background in hype #00FF57 and using ultra key in premiere

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However, it may be better touring your video into Hype and add the motion then export

Its been heavily compressed but the original is sharp at 4K

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nice :slight_smile:

for tranparent effects you could export a png-sequence from hype and import in the videoeditor.

an hypeintegration in a professionell environment:

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Since I cannot contribute to the community with code, I have created a micro tutorial to explain how to export animations with transparent background and incorporate them into a video editor.

I have tried to make it as concise and clear as possible. Since I have the program translated into Spanish and my English is horrible, I have placed some subtitles in English to help follow the process. Anyway I think it looks pretty clear.

If there are any mistakes in the subtitles, please let me know and I will make the necessary corrections.

In this way I hope to contribute as much as I can to how much I am learning with this community.

Thanks :slightly_smiling_face:


Nice tutorial! It is great that DaVinci Resolve is able to treat a PNG Sequence directly as a video.

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Thank you.
Yes, it's great that it' s done that way. It would be great if all video editing programs did so, it makes the job much easier.

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