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 2.71,but it is still under massive development.
Among others, Blender 2.71 will be released in the following weeks. Among others, it will have support for fire and smoke rendering, CUDA support for NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs, a new OpenGL render option added in the UI, some enhancements for the Freestyle NPR Rendering and improved multi-thread animations withing the Blender Game Engine.
For more information about the newly implemented features, see the below video:
In this article I will show you how to install Blender 2.71 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra,Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy Os 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it will be added soon in the Blender PPA, installing Blender 2.71 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems 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