Asset Management

Asset Management
Unreal Engine 4 handles Asset loading and unloading automatically, which relieves developers of the burden of coding systems to tell the Engine exactly when each asset is going to be needed. However, there are cases where a developer might want more precise control over when and how Assets are discovered, loaded, and audited. For these cases, the Asset Manager can help. The Asset Manager is a unique, global object that exists in the Editor as well as in packaged games, and can be overridden and customized for any project. It provides a framework for managing Assets that can divide content into chunks that make sense in the context of your project, without losing the advantages of Unreal Engine 4's loose package architecture. It also provides a set of tools to help audit disk and memory usage, giving you the information you need to optimize the organization of your Assets for cooking and chunking when deploying your game.