Install Blender 2.79 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint Via PPA

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Blender is a Free and open source application for 3D Computer graphics software product used mainly for creating animated films, Visual effects, art,3D Printing Models, Video games and much more.

Blender contains the following features sculpting,3D Modeling, animation, camera tracking, Rendering, Video editing, compositing and much more.It is available for multiple operating systems (ie) Windows, Linux, and MacOSX.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install BLENDER 2.79 on Ubuntu 17.04  / 16.04LTS /14.04 LTS, LinuxMint 18/ 17

The latest version of Blender is 2.79 and easy to install it via PPA

What's New in Blender 2.79?

  • Denoiser
  • PBR Shader
  • Shadow Catcher
  • Filmic Color Management
  • Faster AMD OpenCL
  • Over 700 bugs fixed

So how to install it?

Blender can be installed via PPA or by Portable

Method 1: Via PPA

Step 1: Add the Official PPA Provided by Blender Team
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thomas-schiex/blender
Step 2: Update the Repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install Blender 2.79
sudo apt-get install blender

Method 2: Via Portable method

Step 1: Download the Tar file from the official site or use the below commands
For 64 bit
wget https://www.blender.org/download/Blender2.79/blender-2.79-linux-glibc219-x86_64.tar.bz2/
For 32 bit
wget https://www.blender.org/download/Blender2.79/blender-2.79-linux-glibc219-i686.tar.bz2/
Step 2: Unzip and execute the binary file
tar -xvf blender-2.79-linux-glibc219-x86_64.tar.bz2 && cd blender-2.79-linux-glibc219-x86_64
./blender
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