In this tutorial we will be installing the Blender on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop.
WHAT IS BLENDER?
Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline-modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. Reference: https://www.blender.org/about/
In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Blender from command line
  • How to install Blender using graphical user interface
Blender 3D creation suite on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Blender 3D creation suite on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software Blender
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Blender installation on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions

Install Blender from command line

  1. Start by opening a terminal window and execution of the bellow apt command:
    $ sudo snap install blender --classic
    
    All done.
  2. You can start the Blender using the below command:
    $ blender
    

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Install Blender using graphical user interface



  1. Open software application
    use top left Activities menu to open the Software application.


  2. search for blender
    Search for blender application.


  3. Blender installation
    To begin the installation press the Install button.


  4. Enter your username and password
    Enter your username and password. You user needs to belong to sudo administrative group.


  5. Start the Blender application
    Start the Blender application
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