I’ve been using Blender on Windows for 5 years and yesterday decided to try my hand at Linux which I have never touched before in my life. Needless to say installing Ubuntu was quite a culture shock! But after 9 hours I finally did it.
Now to get Blender!
I download the 64-Bit version from the Blender Downloads page and unpack it in my home directory (see attachment to see folder layout).
I go to the Blender folder, double click the Blender icon… nothing! It doesn’t load anything!
Hmmmm I think. "I’ve heard people have had to ‘compile’ programs to get them to work in linux’. So I open the terminal and type:
[email protected]:~$ cd blender
[email protected]:~/blender$ blender
The program ‘blender’ is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install blender
bash: blender: command not found
But if I type sudo apt-get install blender as it suggests, I think it connects to Synaptic and downloads it from there? Because, whilst blender does load it’s only version 2.45 :o
I’ve searched the forums and people have recommended getting it from getdeb. But not only is that version 3 mbs smaller than the official version (what did they remove?) but according the comments it doesn’t even work properly.
So I would prefer to use the Official Blender release if possible.
Can someone please help me?
I would be very greatful.
Thanks in advance!