Gradient color text and black border
Here is another method to make outline text. This method draw edges outside of the shape of a character. (Eric Ketchum's method draw outline inside of the shape of a character.) But a limitation is that some character is not fully drawn. e.g., see 'e', 'o', 'W' in below screenshot, you can see they are little bit chopped off left and right boarder.
I hope the engine have it's own method to rendering text in variety of styles.
Hi Scoenziatogm -
Honestly the best way to do this would be to ensure that your font has this built into it before you bring it into the engine at least for the Black Outline and gradient could be done in black and white then colored in the Material Editor. That being said you can do a lot of math and generate a "rough" version of what you are looking for. Here is my results:
Remember that if you go the Material generated route you will need to adjust the Edge Math and UV tiling for each font you use. This particular example works with UE4's default font.
Good Luck -
answered Jul 14 '14 at 05:53 PM
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