Tumult Inc. has released the latest version of its flagship product Tumult Hype 4.0, which provides tools for creating HTML5 animations and interactive content. The upgrade — which requires macOS 10.10 or higher — expands Hype’s capabilities.

Tumult’s software allows users to create content with no coding.The design process is opened up for novices by making common tasks easy and accessible. Hype Professional offers an expanded suite of services, including Responsive Design, Symbols, and compatibility with advertising systems, making complex tasks easier to execute than ever before. Inspiration should not be limited by the scope of a user’s previous training, nor should a professional’s creative growth be stunted by overly complex software.

Hype 4.0’s flagship new feature is Vector Shapes with Shape Morphing. Vector graphics, which allow for small file sizes and clear rendering at any scale, were once a mainstay of the Adobe Flash-era web, and allowed designers to create amazing animations and interactive experiences. There have been no proper replacements for today’s more advanced modern web browsers and mobile devices, until now. 

The Shape Morphing algorithm can intelligently interpolate between any two shapes, which can include polygons, paths, or smoothed pencil drawings. Shape paths can also be animated to produce compelling build-in effects. These effects run live in the browser allowing for arbitrary interaction, including use as physics-based bodies. These features are demonstrated in the Vector Shape demo video.

Recently, Hype has become increasingly important in the creation of HTML5 ads. The new version supports these use cases with expanded capabilities such as fallback images, CDN, and editable data attributes. Spending on digital ads is projected to surpass traditional ads for the first time in 2019, signaling a growing need for high quality animations across channels.

Tumult Hype 4.0 Standard and Professional editions are sold on the Mac App Store and the Tumult Store. For new customers, Tumult Hype 4.0 Standard is available for $49.99. Hype Professional is offered as an in-app purchase for and additional $49.9. The full version can be purchased for $99.99. Hype 4.0 also has upgrade pricing available for existing Hype owners. More product information, a 14-day free trial, and a store link can be found here.