L3Deformer V1.0.2 is now available for Maya 2014 Windows.
With this release we have cut prices by 25%!
L3Deformer for Maya 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2013.5 is now available at 99€. L3Deformer for Maya 2014 costs 109€.
Additional licenses are available at a flat discount of ~30%. License upgrades from any Maya version to another are available at 15€.
All prices plus taxes where applicable.
We have assembled an archive with L3Library sample scenes. These scenes show how to use the geo locator, projection plane and annotation node. We tried to keep the scenes as simple as possible to make sure setup and attributes are easily comprehensible.
Please let us know if would you like to see specific examples or advanced setups.
L3Library V1.3.1 for Maya 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2013.5 has been released. You can download the update here.
The library contains a new L3Annotation node. You can use this node to display annotations in the modeling view using any TrueType font installed on your system. Font size, italic, underline, bold, line height, offset, color and alpha can be adjusted per node. The node can draw an optional connection line to a target point to mimic the behaviour of Maya’s integrated annotation node. Multiple text lines are supported.
Check the history page for a list of all changes.
L3Deformer V1.0.2 for Maya 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2013.5 Windows is now available.
L3Deformer Trial V1.0.2 is available for Maya 2011 and 2012 Windows here.
This update supports the new installer introduced with L3Library V1.3.0. New menu entries have been added to L3Deformer’s main menu to browse the documentation and check for online updates.
L3Library V1.3.0 for Maya 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2013.5 Windows is available for download.
L3Library now contains a new setup tool that automates the installation of all our software packages. The documentation has been updated with information about the new, highly simplified setup procedure.
Please note that L3Deformer and L3Deformer Demo archives have to be updated to support this new setup mechanism. We will upload new archives soon.
The Lightstorm3D menu entry in Maya’s main menu now provides direct access to the L3Library documentation and contains an online update check.
L3Library V1.2.1 for Maya 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2013.5 Windows is available for download.
This minor update includes the following features:
- New dynamics attributes like gravity and local/world xyz axis goal to constraint dynamics to specific axes
- New wheel attributes to align the wheel normal using a custom vector and lock wheel rotation axes
- Viewport 2.0 now shows the selection state of all L3Library locator nodes
L3Library V1.2.0 for Maya 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2013.5 Windows is available for download.
Key features of this release include
- L3GeoLocator node now supports wheel computation, projected intersections and motion vector alignment. New UIs have been added.
- L3ProjectionPlane is a new node that projects points onto a plane. It outputs the intersection point and an angle value. This is useful when creating rigs that require an angle around a user definable (animatable) axis.
L3Deformer V1.0.1 is now available for Maya 2013 and 2013.5.
We have revamped the pricing model for L3Deformer. All new license and update prices have been reduced. Additional licenses are now available at a flat discount of ~30%. As always, this discount also applies if you split your orders and purchase additional licenses at a later time.
Check out the pricing overview for more details. Please contact us using the sales form on our website for more bundle and update options.
A new version of L3Library for Maya 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2013.5 is available for download. Maya 2009 and 2010 are no longer supported. This update contains two major new tools L3 Rename and L3 Geo Locator, beside other support tools and utility nodes.
The rename tool handles a lot of node naming scenarios including replacement of substrings, zero padding and removal of namespaces. It also shows a preview list of affected nodes based on the filter and rename mode settings you make.
The L3 Geo Locator is an alternative to Maya’s follicle node. Similar to follicles it allows you to pin transform nodes (hierarchies) to meshes and nurbs surfaces. The geo locator also supports nurbs curves. In addition is provides a host of placement options, wave and noise generators for procedural animation of position and rotation and on top of that an integrated dynamics system.
The geo locator creation UI supports various modes e.g. to create a grid of geo locators on a target geometry and auto-constraining existing objects based on their closest distance.
The geo locator also works without actual geometry input, just using a transform node (matrix) input. This allows to use all the procedural animation and dynamics features within a transform/joint hierarchy to build dynamic or randomly animated rigs.
We are currently working on the L3Deformer V1.0.x release for Maya 2013 and 2013.5.
L3Texture has been put on hold some time ago, but we will hopefully soon have the time to finish that project too.
Unfortunately we had to abandon development of OSX and Linux versions of our software. Converting all Windows dependencies would exceed our development resources at this time.