How install raytrace version Blender on Linux

Because I download
but I dont now how work it?

What version must?
Static or dinamic version of blender- what does it mean?

:o :-? :frowning: :slight_smile: :smiley: %| ?

I don’t know exactly what you are asking, but I can try to answer your last question.

In Linux, many programs rely on library routines that they assume are installed on the computer. If a program uses “dynamic” libraries, that means that when the program is run, it will try to load the libraries from where it assumes they are installed. If a program uses “static” libraries, the program has the library routines compiled in, and doesn’t need to look for the local version installed on the machine. The advantage of static compilation is that it avoids certain compatibility problems and problems if the needed library isn’t there. There are three major disadvantages:

a) The program will be unnecessarily large
b) The program may run more slowly since it will likely use a library not optimized for your machine
c) If the program has compiled in an obsolete version of a library, there may be conflicts with other programs – for instance if it uses an obsolete graphics package, it may not run right on a newer windowing system.

For most programs I have used, the only practical disadvantage has been (a)…


Also…if I’m not mistaken, in blender’s case…

  1. The program will not use hardware openGL optimizations.

I think…


just unzip it and you will have a file “blender”.
it should be executable, if not, do a
$ chmod +x blender
then execute it:
$ ./blender
you’ll need all those libraries to run it properly. you can do a
$ ldd blender
to see what libraries it depends on.

Wether it uses hardware OpenGL depends on the library. if you have hardware accelerated OpenGL library, blender will use it. ( like when you use nVidia drivers).

Thak you very much for answers!


I have succesfully with chmod solution :smiley:
refract ? … reflect?..raytrace? coool :smiley:

bend in hand…