Animations in UMG are a relatively new addition, and are still being improved by Epic. That being said, it’s still possible to make juicy animations in UMG, once you get used to a few of the quirks of the system.

Interface

  • Learn materials
    • Control curves from UMG animation
  • Set up your widgets correctly

Controlling Materials in UMG Animations

The ability to control material properties from an animation is absolutely indespensible for anyone using UMG. The interface for it is a little hidden but with it, you can set keyframes to control scalar and vector parameters to materials.

Animation showing the 5-step process to create an animation that controls
a material parameter.
▲ Animation showing the 5-step process to create an animation that controls a material parameter.

Tips From Industry

The most difficult part I encountered when trying to create animations in UMG was more of workflow and training rather than the tools themselves.

In order to create eye-catching animations you really need a material/VFX artist who can create the

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