Recently I wanted to create more fancy text field with all emoticons inside like it is in many, many popular games.
Dragon Quest Builders
By the way I don’t understand why this is not exposed in UMG.
Anyway I look into this yesterday and I was able to add some Decorators which are working amazingly well. I was also able to expose 210 slate images which can be used in the package build and standard textures (460 by default) and custom textures as well.
Editor UMG preview:
I wonder if someone ever wanted to create user chat with emoticons inside. I did this 3 years ago but then it was with HUD drawing and measuring every letter. Probably not the most efficient.
This solution is much simpler and perform sweet.
I don’t spend on it too much time so maybe it is already available in UE4.15 or there are different ways to achieve the effect I posted above. (outline + emoticons - adjusted size)
If someone needs this as well I will post this today as a plugin.