Low Poly Battle Royale – Unreal Engine Ep 1

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In this first episode, I’ll be showing how to get your Skeletal mesh to simulate physics in Unreal Engine. If you are new to Unreal Engine programming then this video will save you a bit of time because simulating physics on a Skeletal Mesh is not as easy as it is on a Static Mesh.

Coding Problem : Outputs the minimum amount of currency denominations

As you know I’ve been brushing up on my algorithm problem solving. I’ve decided to switch gears a bit and get back into C++ rather than Java. I found this problem by Serge Lansiquot from his Udemy course called Learn C++ Programming by Making Games. I highly recommend you pick up this series if you want a fun an easy way of understanding some fundamental computer science.

Write a program that takes a a floating point number and outputs the minimum amount of currency denominations needed to make up that number. Eg. If the user input 45.78 then the output would be:

4 ten dollar bills
1 five dollar bills
0 two dollar bills
0 one dollar bills
3 twenty five cent pieces
0 ten cent pieces
0 five cent pieces
3 one cent pieces

I’ll be updating this post with my solution via a short screencast in the next day or so. I’d love for you guys to post your solutions in the comments below. Please feel free to link me to a github gist or a screencast of your own or if you want to keep it simple and snap a screenshot and post that.

About Matthew Wallace

The lowdown on Matthew Wallace:
I’ve been a  software engineer for more than a decade. The technologies and languages I specialize in are many. Problem solving is something I really enjoy.

Languages I work in: Swift, Objective-C, Actionscript, Java, Ruby, Python, C++, Javascript

Niche Technologies that I work in: Video streaming platforms using Wowza (Java), FMS, WebRTC. I also have done realtime alert and chat systems using the same technologies such as FMS, XMPP, and others.

I tend to work in three main areas. Desktop, Web, and Mobile application development.

What you will get out of this:
My website is meant to showcase things I’m working, things I’m learning or interested it and also if you are looking for a software engineer, you’ve come to the right place. Feel free to reach out. I’d love to hear about what you are working on and what need I can fill or problem I can help solve.

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