Flipbook Viewer

Tech Art Aid - Jul 19, 2019

This editor plugin lets you instantly preview an animated texture. Supports frame blending, quick color adjustments, blackbody & more

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.22 - 4.26
  • 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.

The viewer is a convenient editor window, in which you can play a VFX flipbook (spritesheet) instantly. Take a look at the documentation to see all features and video.


It allows to precisely scrub the timeline, making a review process easier. A custom frame range can be looped instead of the entire animation. Quick levels adjustments let you debug the content without opening Photoshop. Also if you downloaded a pack of flipbooks, you can easily check how they look with a given background and blend mode.


The intention of the tool is simple, intuitive playback of a single spritesheet. It doesn't load or create particle systems.

Technical Details

Features:

  • Precise time slider
  • Custom loop range
  • RGBA channels isolation
  • 4 tabs, to compare different settings
  • Frame interpolation or integer frames
  • Additive and translucent blending modes
  • Blackbody temperature

How to use: https://techartaid.com/tools/flipbook-viewer-ue4/

  1. Make sure you added the plugin to the project and enabled it.
  2. It can be found in the main menu → Window Flipbook Viewer


If you're using UE 4.22, the first run needs an extra step. Please find instructions in the documentation.


Code Modules: FlipbookViewer [Editor]

Number of Blueprints: 3

Number of C++ Classes: 0 (the plugin doesn't contain any C++ code. It's created entirely in Blueprint Editor Utility Widgets)

Network Replicated: No (not related)

Supported Development Platforms: Unreal Engine 4.22 or newer

Supported Target Build Platforms: It's an editor-only window (dockable tool)