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Why can't I see text mesages on mobile device (GearVR / Galaxy S8)?

When I package to Android ATSC (either debug or development) from our custom build of 4.16.3, I am unable to see any printed messages from Blueprints, nor do I see any of the standard stats displays when I try bringing them up from the mobile console on a Samsung Galaxy S8.

Is there a configuration or console value setting I'm missing that toggles this on device?

It doesn't matter if I package with support for ES2 or ES31.

Our project is not using mobile HDR...in other words forward rendering with no post processing. Multi-view direct is enabled.

Product Version: UE 4.16
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asked Nov 22 '17 at 09:56 PM in Rendering

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That is a known issue with Multi-view enabled - disable it to see your debug messsages

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answered Nov 22 '17 at 10:00 PM

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avatar image eric_brb Nov 22 '17 at 10:10 PM

The main reason I want to see the messages is to verify I'm hitting target performance when multi-view is enabled.

avatar image aussieburger Nov 23 '17 at 10:04 AM

I'm not sure if it's possible in 4.16 but there is a new option in 4.18 in the same location called:

"Debug Canvas in Layer"

Which by the tool tip text indicates it creates a special layer for debug texts in the HMD. I've not tested that myself though yet... Not sure if you're able to upgrade to 4.18 but at least worthwhile trying that setting to see if it works as expected in general?

avatar image martin sweitzer Feb 22 '18 at 12:17 AM

4.18.2 Mobile Multi-View and Mobile Multi-View Direct are on And Debug Canvas in Layer is also on

I still don't see any stat unit text :(

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