On October 31st, Halloween 2009, Branden Hall and I launched our beta version of HYPE. Using a ghost as an asset I set out to use HYPE to create an intro animation on the front page of the site. We decided to use this ghost as our base icon/logo for our HYPE project and it would be a great challenge to update the front splash page each month showcasing our ghost in an animation that uses HYPE's features.
Branden has added some great video tutorials, like understanding the Sound Analyzer. So I thought I'd take this opportunity to walk you through a video that documents how I created the first HYPE intro splash animation. So if you have 55min and 55 seconds (amazing and kinda creepy), you can walk through my process for creating the animation and also get a better understanding about how all these small single purpose classes can work together to create something robust and dynamic.
If you're new to HYPE please visit hype.joshuadavis.com to download the framework and examples.
I haven't used vimeo now in almost a year and I thought that building these tutorial videos each month showcasing the featured ghost animation might be a great reason for me to participate here more and trying to get more comfortable with using video for instruction… let me know what you think in the comments… any feedback would be super helpful since this is fairly a new format for me.