Install Blender in Ubuntu and its derivatives

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Install Blender in Ubuntu and its derivatives

This post explains how to install Blender in Ubuntu and its derivatives. Blender is an open source program for creating interactive 3D applications such as games and presentations.

It is developed by the Blender Foundation and the program is available under a dual license: Blender License (BL) and GNU General Public License (GPL). Blender also has some portions licensed under the Python Software Foundation.

The program is used for creating animation films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games. Blender is one of the most popular Open Source 3D graphics applications in the world. The Blender API is available for advanced users who know the Python script to customize the application and write specialized tools for Blender; more often, these contributed tools are included in upcoming versions of Blender.

Install Blender on Ubuntu

Blender can be installed on your system by using multiple ways. The easiest way is installing Blender using the basic repositories of Ubuntu. It is explained in Method 1.

Method 1

To install Blender, run the following command:

sudo apt-get install blender
Method 2

The basic repositories of Ubuntu may provide an older version of Blender. If you need the latest version you can install it using snap. But you need to enable snap package support to install it.

Once you have snap support enabled, run the following command:

sudo snap install blender --classic

To Update Blender using snap

sudo snap refresh blender

To uninstall blender

sudo snap remove blender
Method 3

You can also install the latest version of blender by adding a PPA. As there is no PPA is maintained by the Blender Foundation, you can use the following third-party PPA to install it.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thomas-schiex/blender
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender

Remove Blender

If you would like to remove Blender for some reason, you can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove blender --auto-remove

That’s it!

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