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Loading Screen with UMG

BackEnd Tools - Code Plugins - Aug 30, 2023

Craft engaging loading screens in Unreal Engine with UMG

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    5.0 - 5.3
  • 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.

Video Tutorial: How to Setup Loading Screen Plugin

The "Loading Screen with UMG" plugin revolutionizes the way you handle loading screens in Unreal Engine. Built on the power of Unreal Motion Graphics (UMG), this versatile plugin empowers developers to create captivating and informative loading screens for both game start-up sequences and map transitions.

Features:

  • Widget-Based Loading Screens: Embrace the flexibility of UMG to craft visually stunning and interactive loading screens that engage your players while content loads in the background.
  • Customization at Your Fingertips: Tailor loading screens to your project's unique style and narrative. From artwork and branding to informative tips, make loading times an integral part of your game's storytelling.
  • Precise Delay Control: Fine-tune loading screen durations with precision, ensuring that players have ample time to appreciate the artwork, read hints, or delve into the lore of your game.

Use Cases:

  • Game Development: Seamlessly manage asset loading between levels or during gameplay, enhancing the overall player experience.
  • Virtual Reality Experiences: Elevate VR journeys with immersive loading screens that maintain engagement during content loading.
  • Architectural Visualization: Create polished presentations by smoothly transitioning between complex architectural models with informative loading screens.
  • Simulation and Training: Enhance realism and scalability in training simulations with integrated loading screens, maintaining engagement during data loading.

With an intuitive user interface and extensive customization options, the "Loading Screen with UMG" plugin simplifies the integration of loading screens into your Unreal Engine project. It allows you to create loading screens that captivate, inform, and enrich the player's experience, setting the stage for immersive gameplay moments.

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Documentation

Technical Details

Code Modules:

  •  LoadingScreenPlugin-Runtime



Verified Unreal Engine Versions

  • 5.0
  • 5.1
  • 5.2
  • 5.3

Please ensure you are using one of these compatible Unreal Engine versions for optimal performance and functionality.


Blueprint and C++ Classes

The "Loading Screen with UMG" plugin offers a balanced combination of Blueprint and C++ classes, providing flexibility for developers with varying levels of experience:

  • Number of Blueprints: 4 (including example widgets and spinner functionality)
  • Number of C++ Classes: 2

Network Replicated

Yes


Supported Development Platforms

The "Loading Screen with UMG" plugin is compatible with all major development platforms supported by Unreal Engine. You can seamlessly integrate it into your project regardless of your target platform.


Supported Target Build Platforms

Windows (Win64), macOS (Mac), Linux, Android,iOS

This extensive platform support ensures that your loading screens will function consistently across various devices and operating systems.


Additional Notes

  • The plugin includes an example loading screen widget featuring 12 loading screen images and a customizable spinner material. These examples serve as templates and inspiration for customizing loading screens to suit your project's needs.
  • The "Loading Screen with UMG" plugin empowers developers to create loading screens that not only enhance user experience but also add depth and storytelling elements to their Unreal Engine projects.