Install Blender 2.80 Beta in Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, 18.10

Last updated: December 12, 2018

Blender 2.79

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


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8 responses to Install Blender 2.80 Beta in Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, 18.10

  1. Great! I was not able to install 2.8 from the normal download page (only 2.79) on ubuntu that I just installed in ma old x64 computer. It is downloadin on Terminal now. I hope it will open now.

  2. How do I run it?

  3. That was helpful and too the point. Thanks

  4. I launched it from application but nothing happens after that

  5. wow so easy …thanks for the nice simple working information on blender insatall
    i was able to install it in ubuntu 18.4

  6. I always install blender after reinstalling my os(hard drive issues). At first, blender will not run, then after all the updates are complete(several, with reboots), blender will run, I’m not sure why, i was hoping for some insight here, maybe to speed up the process

  7. Blender 2.80 requiere opengl 3.1. Ninguna de mis computadoras parece que lo soporta. Sin embargo con ubuntu instalado en virtualbox si funciona. Es extraño. Tendré que seguir utilizando la versión 2.79. No queda otra.