Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may 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 2.70a has been released a while ago. For information about this release, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Blender 2.70a on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra,Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it will be added soon in the Blender PPA, installing Blender 2.70a on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the needed repository. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:irie/blender
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install blender
Optional, to remove blender, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove blender
Or, if you want to uninstall blender, disable the recently added PPA and downgrade all the packages that got updated via the PPA, do:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudu ppa-purge ppa:irie/blender