Monday, October 3, 2016

How to install Blender 2.78 released, 3D animation on Ubuntu 16.04

    Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

Blender 2.78  highlights:
  • Spherical Stereo images rendering support for VR
  • Grease Pencil is now a full 2D drawing & animation tool!
  • Viewport Rendering improvements
  • New Freehand curves drawing over surfaces!
  • Bendy Bones, powerful new options for B-Bones
  • Alembic support: import/export basic operators
  • Cloth Physics: new Dynamic Base Mesh and Simulation Speed option
  • New Add-ons, individual preferences, Python APIs changes, and a lot of new & updated add-ons!
  • and 100s of bug fixes and other improvements.

Installation instructions:

     The latest Blender versions are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu is piece of cake. Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the blender package:

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

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install blender
Optional, to remove Blender , do:

$ sudo apt-get remove blender

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