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 2.74, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:
- Cycles got several precision, noise, speed, memory improvements, new Pointiness attribute.
- Viewport has new cool compositing features, outliner now manages orphan datablocks better.
- Modeling now allows custom normals, and transferring data layers between meshes!
- Massive improvements to hair dynamics and editing tools: a big step forward with more to come…
- A new tool “Cavity Mask” was added to sculpting/painting, along with other improvements.
- Great memory consumption optimization in Freestyle NPR stroke rendering.
- Grease pencil and Game engine improvements, and more…
In this article I will show you how to install Blender 2.74 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Blender 2.74 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 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