HOW TO INSTALL BLENDER 3D ANIMATION SOFTWARE IN UBUNTU 16.04 – A BEST 3D GRAPHIC DESIGN APPLICATION FOR LINUX
In this article we are going to learn How to install Blender 3D animation software in Ubuntu 16.04. Blender is a open source 3D graphic design application used to create animations, 3D models and so on. Blender was initially developed by Blender Foundation on year 1995 using C++, C & Python programming language and released under GNUv2 license. It’s an nice light weight application comes with various features explained below :
- It’s an cross platform application comes for major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.
- Blendr 3d animation application comes with rendering engine which includes features like HDR lightning, CPU & GPU rendering.
- Automatically tracks the camera and object.
- Supports wide range of media files i.e. :
1. Supportable Image formats : .tiff, .jpeg, .png…etc..
2. Supportable Audio formats : .MPEG, .AVI…etc..
3. Supportable 3D formats : BVH, DXF, 3DS, DirectX (x)…etc..
- Realistic Materials like Open Shading Language, node support.
- Full Compositor
- You can design 3D games using Game Creation of Blender.
- For more features you can install available official extensions in Blender.
- Can be used as a professional video editor.
For more information and features on Blender you can visit the official website Here!
Follow the below steps to install Blender 3D animation software in Ubuntu 16.04 – A best 3D graphic design application
Before start the installation of Blender 3D animation application we have to install official PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 16.04. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thomas-schiex/blender # Install PPA Repository [sudo] password for elinuxbook: A revival of Irie Shinsuke's PPA: Blender is compiled with all bells and whistles (OSL, OpenCollada, OpenVDB, OSD, jemalloc & CUDA 9 precompiled kernels) and adapted to Ubuntu (python, ffmpeg, ilmbase, openEXR, eigen3, glew, lzo,... Ubuntu packages are used directly to avoid redundancy). If you find this PPA useful, you can offer me a coffee or a beer at . . gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpk7839cwe/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpk7839cwe/pubring.gpg' created gpg: requesting key 42A98114 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: /tmp/tmpk7839cwe/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created gpg: key 42A98114: public key "Launchpad PPA for Thomas Schiex" imported gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1) OK
After installing the PPA repository let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command to take effect.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexx2000/doublecmd/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/thomas-schiex/blender/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Hit:5 http://screenshots.getdeb.net xenial-getdeb InRelease Reading package lists... Done
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After update the packages & repositories we are now ready to install the Blender 3D animation (3D Graphic Design) application. So use the below command to install the same.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install blender # Install Blender 3D animation Package Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: linux-headers-4.8.0-36 linux-headers-4.8.0-36-generic linux-image-4.8.0-36-generic linux-image-extra-4.8.0-36-generic Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them. . . The following packages will be upgraded: cpp-5 g++-5 gcc-5 gcc-5-base libasan2 libatomic1 libcc1-0 libcilkrts5 libgcc-5-dev libgomp1 libitm1 liblsan0 libmpx0 libquadmath0 libstdc++-5-dev libstdc++6 libtsan0 libubsan0 18 upgraded, 73 newly installed, 0 to remove and 232 not upgraded. Need to get 132 MB of archives. After this operation, 425 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
As you can see above we have successfully installed the Blender 3D animation package. To confirm the same refer the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l blender # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii blender 2.79-1505206035b-0thoma amd64 Very fast and versatile 3D modeller/renderer
Now to open the application just type the command blender on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ blender # Open the Blender 3D graphic design application
You can also open the Blender 3D animation graphically using search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the Blender 3d graphic design application use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r blender # Uninstall the Blender application (Reading database ... 249053 files and directories currently installed.) Removing blender (2.79-1505206035b-0thomas~xenial2) ... Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.5-2ubuntu0.1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
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