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SharpText

SUMFX - Oct 4, 2018
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SharpText is a plugin which provides a way to create a sharp in-game texts by using the MSDF (Multi-channel signed distance field) fonts.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.19 - 4.25
  • 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.

SharpText is a plugin which provides a way to create a sharp in-game texts by using the MSDF (Multi-channel signed distance field) fonts. For features, please see below.

Technical Details

Features:

  • MSDF (Multi-channel Signed Distance Field) fonts
  • Procedurally generated, single mesh for the whole text.
  • Lit & Unlit material option
  • Horizontal & Vertical alignment
  • Dynamic font size
  • Line height
  • Character spacing
  • Outline text effect with customizable color and width
  • Bevel text effect with customizable height and intensity (Beta)
  • Animations (Beta)
  • Show/Hide effect (Dissolve)
  • Blueprint interface for non-programmers


TO-DO / Not available

  • Multi-page font atlases
  • UMG integration


Code Modules:

  • SharpText


Number of C++ Classes: 3

Network Replicated: No

Supported Development Platforms: Windows / Mac

Supported Target Build Platforms: Windows / Mac

Documentation: https://sumfx.net/docs/sharptext

Example / Demo map: Download here

Important/Additional Notes: Online MSDF Font Generator