How to Install Blender 2.76b in Ubuntu 15.10, 14.04 via PPA

November 9, 2015 — Leave a comment

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Blender, a professional free and open-source 3D graphics software, has reached the 2.76b release. The ‘b’ release brings a few bugfixes to the 2.76 release which was released a month ago.

For Blender 2.76 new features see HERE, and the 2.76b fixed:

  • Crash generating previews
  • crash with metas & particles
  • Select linked crash with wire seam edges


Install / Upgrade Blender via PPA:

Besides installing from the official binary manually, you can install Blender and receive future updates using a PPA repository.

Thomas Schiex is maintaining a PPA with latest Blender packages, support for Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 so far. Follow below steps to add PPA and install/upgrade Blender.

1. Add PPA.

NOTE: As an unofficial PPA, you may first check the PPA page for the current Blender packages and supported Ubuntu editions.

Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, run below command to add PPA:

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


Type your password when it asks (type in mind and hit enter, there’s no display when typing password).

2. If you have a previous installed via Ubuntu Software Center or PPA, launch Software Updater and upgrade Blender after checking for updates.


Or, install it via Software Center (check updates needed), Synaptic Package Manager, or via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install blender

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