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 2.73, which has been recently released, coming with important changes.
- Volume Rendering:
- Rendering with cameras inside volume meshes is now supported
- Cubic voxels interpolation is a new option helping to avoid artifacts on low resolution smoke simulations
- Faster rendering of homogeneous volumes
- Support for GeForce 9xx GPUs
- Improved rendering with area lights
- Viewport specularity for the viewport is now also implemented for Cycles
- A new fullscreen mode without any buttons or other “annoying” elements to improve the UI
- The 3D View got an option to display the world background right from the viewport
Pie Menus: Confirm Threshold to confirm a pie menu without releasing the original key, Nested Pie Menus (a Pie Menu within a Pie Menu) are now supported
For more information about this blender release, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Blender 2.73 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. and derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Blender 2.73 on Ubuntu 14.10 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the blender package. Like this:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thomas-schiex/blender
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender
Optional, to remove blender, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove blender