Hello Linux Geeksters. For those who don’t know, Blender is a powerful suite for animation, modeling, interactive creation, post-production with support for a lot of file formats. The latest version available is Blender 2.68a, which brings some fixes to the previous version, Blender 2.69 RC2. For a full list of changes and improvements, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Blender 2.69 RC 2 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Blender 2.69 RC 2 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS and Elementary OS is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa, update the local repository index and install the blender package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:irie/blender
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install blender