Proto Animated Text - a lightweight rich text extension
Demo Video | Documentation | Version 1.02
Print text letter-by-letter and create powerful material-driven animations!
Insert images and interactive widgets into text!
This plugin extends Epic's default Rich Text, adding support for printing letter-by-letter, and exposing new data to font materials to make per-character animation possible. This plugin manipulates the characters of text with minimal impact on performance, and maintains the layout and justification of your rich text while it prints out.
Animations are handled by font materials, so your only limit is your imagination! With this plugin, you can access a new node in font materials. This node allows you to manipulate characters in-order (like the waving text example), randomly (like the shaking text example), and as they are being printed.
All your text styling and animations are still driven by Rich Text mark-up, just like Epic's default Rich Text. This means it's built on a proven pipeline, and localizing your strings is just as easy as before. It also means you can change animations per-localized-string if necessary.
PROTO is an independent game developer, previously a designer and programmer on bestselling AAA games.
Number of Blueprints: 0
Number of C++ Classes: 6
Supported Development Platforms: Win64
Supported Target Build Platforms: Win64
(Note: other platforms likely work, but Windows is the only tested platform)