Animation Graph and Notify Support for 2D Development

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.16 - 4.27, 5.0 - 5.4
  • Download Type
    Engine Plugin
    This product contains a code plugin, complete with pre-built binaries and all its source code that integrates with Unreal Engine, which can be installed to an engine version of your choice then enabled on a per-project basis.

IMPORTANT: Please note that due to marketplace limitations, only the 3 latest versions can be kept up to date, every other version cannot be further updated. If you find any issues in other builds, please contact us through discord where we can guide you through installing the binaries manually.

Link to the most up to date binaries:

PaperZD is the definitive answer to Unreal Engine's lack of animation support for 2D projects, letting you easily create your own Animation Blueprints with all the features needed for managing complex and simple 2d projects alike.

With the plugin you can:

  • Create your own Animated characters and objects, driving their animations with an easy to use but powerful animation graph.
  • Add animation notifies to your sequences, allowing you to trigger events at very specific frames without the hassle of having to manage them yourself.
  • Implement your own notify logic in C++, Blueprints or even as Custom notifies in your own Animation Blueprint.
  • Easily create top-down, isometric or other “directional” 2d game, letting you setup and select which rendering angle to use.
  • Create your own animated sequences on “Sequencer” and trigger all the notifies and settings already set in your character.
  • Use other animation sources besides Paper2D while using all the power of the tool in its full potential.
  • Easily extend the plugin to fit your needs.

The plugin is coded in an agnostic way and can be extended to be used not only with Paper2D’s Flipbooks but with other animation sources, even with 2D skeletal animations. PaperZD comes with blending support allowing you to make full use of skeletal animations where possible.

With PaperZD you’ll have the tools needed to achieve incredible animated projects while being able to manage them in a very easy and intuitive manner.

For more questions, check our documentation page and join our discord community.

Technical Details


  • Fully flegded Animation Blueprint specifically made with 2D projects in mind.
  • Added Top-down, isometric and directional support out of the box.
  • Better and more powerful animation graph.
  • Extendable, use your own sequences and even integrate other animation sources besides Paper2D Flipbooks.
  • Sequencer support.
  • Blueprint, C++ and Custom notify (and notify state) support.

Code Modules:

  • PaperZD (Runtime)
  • PaperZDEditor (Editor)

Number of Blueprints: 0

Number of C++ Classes: 100+

Network Replicated: Yes