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Unreal Engine Game Development Blueprints by Nicola Valcasara

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UMG

As mentioned in the previous chapters, UE4 has a very powerful tool that helps the users to create and handle all the UI elements of a game: Unreal Motion Graphic (UMG).

At the core of UMG are Widgets, which are a series of premade functions that can be used to construct your interface (buttons, checkboxes, sliders, progress bar, and so on). They can be edited in a specialized Widget Blueprint, which is divided into two tabs for construction: a Designer tab for the visual layout of the interface and a Graph tab that provides the functionality behind the Widget.

Widget Blueprint

The main tool when talking about UMG is the Widget Blueprint. Let's take a deeper look at it:

  • Menu bar: On top of it we find our familiar menu bar. It is the same menu ...

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