Blender 2.78c Released with Performance Updates [PPA]

Blender 2.78

A ‘c’ version of Blender 2.78 was released yesterday on February 28 with mainly bug-fixes.

Blender 2.78c changelog:

  • Port all changes for automated Cycles testing
  • Fix for wrong render result of hair with BVH motion steps
  • Fix compilation error of GLSL viewport when using Light Path node
  • Fix wrong Brick texture in material viewport
  • Fix crash with material preview and image sequences
  • Fix T50512: Linked Backround scene with animation not updating with new depsgraph
  • Fix T50687: Cycles baking time estimate and progress bar doesn’t work / progress when baking with high samples
  • Fix T50748: Render Time incorrect when refreshing rendered preview in GPU mode
  • Fix wrong render results with texture limit and half-float textures
  • Fix Cycles still saving render output when error happened

Download / Install Blender 2.78c in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

For the official Linux binary, download Blender from the link below:

For better Ubuntu integration, and to make it easy to receive future updates, there’s an unofficial PPA available. And you can follow below steps to add the PPA and install blender in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18 & 17.

There may be a small delay for making the latest release into PPA. Check the PPA WEB PAGE.

At the moment of writing this tutorial, following steps will install Blender 2.78b in your Ubuntu.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

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

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when prompts and hit Enter.


2. After adding the PPA, you can upgrade Blender from a previous release via Software Updater (Update Manager).


Or just run the commands to install / upgrade the software:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install blender


To remove the PPA repository, go to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, highlight the repository line and click remove:

remove blender ppa

To remove the Blender software, either use Synaptic Package Manager, or run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove blender && sudo apt autoremove

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.