Man charged with horrific attack on young Donegal student

first_imgA man has appeared in court in connection with a vicious assault which left a young Letterkenny girl with horrific facial injuries.Shanan Reid McDaid was set upon at the Market Square in Letterkenny in October 2017 as she waited to get a taxi home. Shanan was just 18 and had started college in Galway when she was attacked and repeatedly punched in the face until she became unconscious.She was hospitalised as a result of the attack but thankfully recovered from her ordeal.A man had been arrested in connection with the case several months ago but had been released without charge for a file to go to the Director of Public Prosecutions.The DPP then decided that the man’s case could proceed on indictment.Garda Sgt Jim Collins asked the media not to name the man for fears over his safety.The man is to sign on at Letterkenny Garda station twice a week, surrender his passport and not to interfere with any witnesses.The man’s solicitor Mr Frank DorrianThe man was released on bail to appear again in court for the presentation of a book of evidence on November 4th next.Man charged with horrific attack on young Donegal student was last modified: September 22nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A’s pitcher Jharel Cotton found dancing during offseason rehab in Detroit

first_imgLooking to read as much as he could, Cotton eventually grew bored of it and decided to put down the book to pick up a new hobby — … MESA, Ariz. — Jharel Cotton’s first bullpen session of the spring was a long time coming.The right-hander is approaching the year-mark since his Tommy John surgery, and Tuesday was his first time throwing off a mound the full distance to the plate. But before that, Cotton found himself looking for ways to keep himself busy back at his offseason home in Detroit.last_img

8 After Effects Plugins Every Motion Designer Should Have

first_imgThese are the 8 After Effects plugins that you should have in your motion design arsenal!Plugins add extra functionality to After Effects and every good motion designer probably has a few they rely on everyday. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newbie to After Effects, these 8 plugins can help you take your motion design skills to the next level.1. Trapcode ParticularTrapcode Particular is a particle system plugin that allows users to create customized particles in After Effects like smoke, rain, clouds and dust. Particular offers more functionality than After Effects’ built-in Particle World plugin and uses realistic physics. Using Particular you can create particle based lines, shapes and patterns in 3D space.Price: $399 via Red Giant 2 Element 3D v.2Element 3D is a popular plugin created by VideoCopilot that allows users to upload and use 3D models within Adobe After Effects. If you don’t know how to use modeling software like Maya or Cinema 4D, Element 3D can help you import and edit 3D models quickly. Element 3D works incredibly fast considering all the functionality it brings to After Effects.Element 3D Version 2 was recently released, bringing added features such as ambient occlusion and lighting presets to your imported 3D models.Price: $199.95 via Video Copilot3. Plexus 2Plexus is a plugin that takes layers and breaks them up into smaller objects. This also comes with .obj support, meaning you can import models from most 3D graphics softwares and have the objects broken up in 3D space. These 3D objects can serve as containers or forms for Plexus to use.Plexus also has the ability to create the incredibly popular 3D connected dots design (we’re seeing this used everywhere). Plexus allows for the use of 3D bezier splines, meaning you can adjust lines in 3D space. All of the 3D objects in Plexus also work with 3D cameras and depth of field.Price: $199.99 via Rowbyte4. Optical FlaresAlthough they can definitely be overused, lens flares can be a great way to add visual interest to your scene. While there are a lot of really good lens flare generators out there, our favorite is Optical Flares from VideoCopilot. With Optical Flares, users can create custom lens flares that work in 3D space. Optical Flares are designed to look realistic and use various effects such as chromatic aberration for a more realistic look. Optical Flares also come with a preset library.Price: $124.95 via Video Copilot5. Newton 2Newton is a 2D physics engine for After Effects that allows users to apply real-world physics to 2D objects. More specifically it’s Newton’s ability to apply gravity in a number of different ways including: gravity scale, magnetism, and fixed rotation properties. Newton also allows users to create realistic physics-based rigs to simulate pivots, pistons, springs, and distance joints.Price: $249.99 via Newton6. Continuum CompleteBoris Continuum Complete is the Swiss Army Knife of After Effects plugins. Inside Continuum Complete users will find hundreds of plug-in effects that serve a wide-range of purposes. From glitches to generators, to chroma key tools, lens flares and dissolves, Continuum Complete offers a varied toolset for a wide variety of projects.Price: $995 via Boris7. TwitchAlthough Twitch has been around for a while, I think it’s still one of the most useful plug-ins you can buy. Twitch does exactly what the name implies, adds glitch effects to your footage. With the plug-in you have the ability to adjust scale, light, color, blur and time. The plug-in also comes with an assortment of sound effects.Price: $45 via Video Copilot8. DuIKDuIK is a plug-in designed to help users animate in After Effects. If you’re familiar with animation, you probably know that rigging and inverse kinematics are vital to making animated characters more realistic. Unfortunately, you don’t have the ability to perform inverse kinematics using the built-in tools in After Effects. That’s where DuIK comes into play. With DuIK you can create complex rigs that simulate muscle, bones, and IK. Plus, it’s free!Price: Free via Duduf Can you think of any plugins that should have made the list? Share in the comments below.last_img read more