While the next Blender 2.80 stable is scheduled to be released on early 2019, Blender 2.80 Beta package now is available for testing.
What’s new in Blender 2.80:
- A revamped user interface
- A new physically based realtime renderer: EEVEE
- A new, modern 3D viewport.
- Blender’s 2D drawing capabilities has been greatly improved
- A new collection system, and more
Download / Install Blender 2.80 Beta in Ubuntu:
To help testing Blender 2.80, you can either download the official Linux package from the link below:
After downloaded the Linux package, simply extract and run the executable to launch the program.
Or install the Blender snap package maintained by Gustavo Niemeyer.
Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut and run command to install the Blender snap beta package:
snap install blender --channel=beta --classic
The snap package auto-updates itself once a new release package published by maintainer, though the current package is a few days older than the official Linux package.
To remove the Blender snap package, run command:
snap remove blender