L3Deformer’s Surface deformer in action.
Lightstorm3D has shipped its eagerly anticipated L3Deformer toolset for Maya 2011 and 2012.
The bundle includes surface, curve, texture and collision deformers, greatly enhancing Maya’s native tools.
L3Deformer costs €149 plus VAT (around $215). There is currently no trial or educational edition of the software, although fairly extensive demo videos are available on the developer’s website.
The software is currently Windows-only. Lightstorm3D says that demand for OS X and Linux versions “has been heard loud and clear and both versions are currently in the planning stage”.