How to install Blender 3D Graphic Design Application in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best 3D Animation Software For Linux

In this article, we will learn How to install Blender 3D Graphic-Design Application in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best 3D Animation Software For Linux. Blender is a professional, free and open source 3D graphic design application that is used to create animated films, 3D printed models,  visual effects, interactive 3D applications, and video games etc. Blender was initially released by the Blender Foundation in 1995 by using C ++, C and Python programming languages under the GNUV2 license.

How to install Blender 3D Graphic Design Application in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best 3D Animation Software For Linux

How to install Blender 3D Graphic Design Application in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best 3D Animation Software For Linux

Follow the below steps to install Blender 3D Graphic-Design Application in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best 3D Animation Software For Linux:

Before starting the installation of Blender 3D Graphic Design Application we have to install the official PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 18.04. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thomas-schiex/blender
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:

Three (conflicting) versions of blender are provided:

More info: https://launchpad.net/~thomas-schiex/+archive/ubuntu/blender
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Ign:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/aseman/desktop-apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:5 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease
Get:6 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release [943 B]
Hit:7 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Get:8 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release.gpg [819 B]
Hit:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Get:10 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [83.2 kB]

After installing the PPA repository let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 18.04 using below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Ign:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/aseman/desktop-apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:5 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease
Get:6 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release [943 B]
Hit:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Get:8 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release.gpg [819 B]
Hit:9 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease

Now we are ready to install the Blender 3D Graphic-Design Application package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install blender
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-29-generic
libsz2 libtbb2 libtinyxml2.6.2v5 liburiparser1 libxerces-c3.2
libyaml-cpp0.5v5 mysql-common odbcinst odbcinst1debian2 proj-bin proj-data
Suggested packages:
libyaml-cpp0.5v5 mysql-common odbcinst odbcinst1debian2 proj-bin proj-data
0 upgraded, 61 newly installed, 0 to remove and 186 not upgraded.
Need to get 65.9 MB of archives.
After this operation, 307 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 blender-data all 2.79.b+dfsg0-1 [12.2 MB]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 fonts-dejavu all 2.37-1 [3,130 B]
Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libglew2.0 amd64 2.0.0-5 [140 kB]
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libjemalloc1 amd64 3.6.0-11 [82.4 kB]
Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libtinyxml2.6.2v5 amd64 2.6.2-4 [29.7 kB]

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Blender 3D Graphic-Design Application. Now to confirm the same use the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l blender
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.b+dfsg0 amd64 Very fast and versatile 3D modell

To open Blender 3D Graphic-Design Application, enter ‘blender‘ in the terminal. Refer the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ blender

Now you can see the Blender 3D Graphic-Design Application is open.

How to install Blender 3D Graphic Design Application in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best 3D Animation Software For Linux

Blender 3D animation

We have opened the Blender 3D Graphic-Design Application with the above command, You can also open the Blender 3D Graphic-Design Application graphically using Search your Ubuntu Desktop Application box. Refer the snapshot below.

How to install Blender 3D Graphic Design Application in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best 3D Animation Software For Linux

Blender 3D animation

Also Read – How to install Vectr (Vector Graphics Editor) in Ubuntu 18.04 – Free Online Vector Graphics Editor For Linux.

How To Uninstall Blender 3D Graphic-Design Application in Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reasons, if you don’t like Blender 3D Graphic-Design Application and want to uninstall the application from your system using following commands.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -r blender
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
(Reading database ... 190166 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing blender (2.79.b+dfsg0-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install Blender 3D Graphic-Design Application in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best 3D Animation Software For Linux. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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