How To Install Blender 2.46 In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

by vitalbodies on July 25th, 2008

How To Install Blender 2.46 In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

UPDATE: THIS METHOD NO LONGER WORKS AS THE DEB IS NO LONGER IN W GRANTS REPOS…

SEE THE LATEST POSTS ABOUT BLENDER FOR AN UPDATE: CLICK > BLENDER

This HOW TO is for those who want to run the newest version of Blender In Ubuntu.

Builds:
amd64
i386
lpia

Or at least version 2.46 depending on when you read this…

System > Administration > Software Sources > Password > Third Party Software > Add >

Copy the command below and paste the command (Ctrl V) into the Add form.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/wgrant/ubuntu hardy main

Click Add Source.

Click the Add button again.

Copy the command below and paste the command (Ctrl V) into the Add form.

deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/wgrant/ubuntu hardy main

Click Add Source.

Click Close > Reload

Next Applications > Add/Remove… >Show: Installed Applications > Search Blender >

(You may need to uninstall Blender and then reinstall)

Enable (install) Blender by putting a check in the Check Box and then click Apply Changes.

You may get a warning that the Software Can Not Be Authenticated.

If you wish to install click Apply.

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VitalBodies would like to thank W Grant for making this possible!

https://launchpad.net/~wgrant/+archive

And Blender.org

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13 Comments
  1. Hello there,

    Your method works flawlessly.

    How can I tell if the version I installed using this method is 64 or 32 bit? I am running xubuntu 8.04.1 64bit.

    Sean

  2. Open the Terminal:
    Applications > Accessories > Terminal
    Copy this code:
    file /usr/bin/blender-bin
    Paste: (Edit > Paste) the code into the Terminal.
    Press the Enter key on the keyboard.
    You should see something like this:
    /usr/bin/blender-bin: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.6.8, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), stripped

  3. 64 bit it is!

  4. A new post was added because of your question:
    http://vitalbodies.wordpress.com/2008/07/26/how-to-tell-if-an-application-is-64-bit-in-ubuntu-hardy-heron/

    Thanks for visiting and commenting…

  5. Morpheus permalink

    Hi there

    Has anybody had any problems with 2.46 on hardy x64.

    Everytime I want to use the sequence editor to import a movie file, blender freezes and starts using up all my memory. (I have 4Gb ram and a 2GB swapfile).

  6. ¡Excelent! Thank you.

  7. Dusan permalink

    just be CAREFULL with those repositories, anybody can create an account on launchpad and supply packages with MALICIOUS CODE!

  8. N!D permalink

    Thanks for this, I’d tried a few ubuntu forums for this.
    I hate asking for help and the website says ‘click on the hair button’ when on 2.45 it’s just not there.

    Thanks again!

  9. The point of going to 2.46 is the new features.
    Do you have to be in 2.46 for that button to be there?
    Could you say more about the button you are looking for?

  10. In blender on the BUTTONS WINDOW select OBJECT button.
    Click the PARTICLES button.
    Click to ADD a particle system.
    For TYPE choose HAIR.
    You will see a HAIR button/menu.
    Is that the button which is really a menu choice?

  11. Alchemyst permalink

    Thanks for putting 2.46 in your repo, makes life a lot easier. Any chance you will be packaging up 2.47 and putting that in there too? I am particularly interested in a 64 bit version!

  12. Thank you for writing. I hope that it does not seem like VitalBodies made this happen.
    Who made this happen: https://launchpad.net/~wgrant/+archive
    VitalBodies just tried to get the word out, and make the instructions easy to follow.

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