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Unreal Engine ImGui "port" <>

  This repository contains an Unreal Engine project with Omar Cornut's ImGui
  framework ( integrated into a HUD class.
  The code base, by default, will display the test window provided as part
  of ImGui.

  Disclaimer: I am not an Unreal Engine nor an ImGui expert, so this code
  base is by no means guaranteed to be optimal.

  Please find below the versions of both frameworks which were used:
  - Unreal Engine v4.15
  - ImGui v1.49

  Performance: the ImGui framework will pass index and vertex buffers as part
  of the command lists to be rendered. Unreal Engine does not seem to support
  this rather common method of rendering geometry at a high-level. In order
  to circumvent this issue, each triangle is manually extracted/recomposed
  from these buffers and rendered via the HUD class DrawMaterialTriangle
  method. This could severely impact performance.

  Clipping: part of the command lists to be rendered by ImGui provide as an
  input a clipping rectangle parameter, which typically is handled through
  scissoring functions (pixels falling outside of the rectangle are fully
  discarded). As Unreal Engine does not seem to support clipping rectangles
  when manually rendering triangle sets, all vertex positions along with
  their texture coordinates are altered to adapt to ImGui's requirements.
  While no issues were observed during functional testing, some unsupported
  edge cases may still exist.

  Keyboard input: the methods provided by Unreal Engine within the HUD class
  seem somewhat limited. Rather than implementing an event mechanism with a
  callback function, the HUD class manually polls for detected scan codes,
  which does have an impact in performance. Moreoever, the current code base
  in place deals with scan codes and convert them to UTF8 input on the fly
  for use with ImGui's text input widgets - this has a huge drawback: some
  characters simply are not supported at all for now (symbols located above
  numbers on a QWERTY keyboard in particular). Feedback on how to properly
  implement a generic input function recognizing all key combinations from
  that level is welcome.
  If you need help with this port or would like to submit pull requests, feel
  free to do so via the github interface or contact me at


Dear ImGui port to Unreal Engine




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