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 RC, which has been recently released, coming with improvements for the Cycles Rendering, modelling improvements, new features for sculpting and painting, user interface and animation enhancements.
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 RC 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 Freya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five and other Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 derivatives.
Because it will be added soon in the Blender PPA, installing Blender 2.71 git on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Peppermint Five, 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