Install Latest Stable Blender in Ubuntu 14.04

install blender in Ubuntu 14.04

This quick tip is going to show you how to install the latest stable release of Blender in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS via PPA.

Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D apps and video games. There are many cool commercials made with Blender, such as Cif Active Gel, Coca-Cola.

Blender is available in Ubuntu repositories by default, but it’s a little old. To get the last, Blender 2.70a so far, we can use a PPA repository, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 12.04.

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:thomas-schiex/blender

2. After that, update and install the package:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install blender

If you like, you can install blender2.4 from this repository.

blender 2.7 in Ubuntu 14.04

(Optional) Uninstall

Run below commands one by one will install ppa-purge, purge the Blender PPA as well as downgrade the PPA to the version available in Ubuntu default repositories.

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:thomas-schiex/blender

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  • Thomas

    IRIE’s PPA has not been updated for several months now. You can find a more recent blender on this PPA:

    https://launchpad.net/~thomas-schiex/+archive/ubuntu/blender

  • Thomas

    Irie’s PPA has not been updated for more than 6 months. A new PPA is available with recent versions here:

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