Open-source 3D CAD, animation and rendering tool. Used for animation, architecture, 3D modeling, and gaming. See blender.org for more details.

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Is there a PPA for the latest Blender version?

I am interested in trying out the Blender 2.54 beta, but don't have the time or patience to download and install all of the dependencies for it and compile it myself. Is there a PPA somewhere that I ...
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Is Blender good as a CAD tool?

For instance for mechanical engineering; from what I've seen, Blender is quite flexible and powerful so maybe it serves well for this also?
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How to install blender from the official website

I installed blender from official repository but its version is 2.59 so i downloaded version 2.61 from their web site . It works without any installation ,but i want to replace blender 2.59 with ...
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How do I install the latest Blender 3D builds from a PPA?

My problem is that i want to install latest blender and upgrade it automatically via sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade . So, i tried to add a repository sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to get Autocad working with Wine?

I am trying 3 years now installing Autocad,*3ds Max* and Revit architecture on Ubuntu with wine! Every year I am very optimistic 'cause I see the new wine versions already improved. So, now I am ...
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Blender Distorted UI

I have just downloaded the latest version of Blender from the website on to my Xubuntu machine, when I open it, I get this: The screenshot below is a zoomed in version of the top left of the screen, ...
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How can I turn off alt-right mouse button function in 12.10?

By default the key-mouse combination activates the window menu. The "activate the window menu" shortcut is currently set to "alt+space." The Alt-RMB key combo is used in blender for selecting edge ...
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Were is the Debian package for Blender 2.70a?

In the official repository of Ubuntu and Debian is only the 2.6 version of Blender. I searched with Google to find a Debian package to download. But I found nothing.
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Does CUDA work on 12.10?

Has anyone tryed CUDA on Ubuntu 12.10 with Blender or another programm? In the last beta of Quantal CUDA wasn't working. I would like to update from 12.04 to 12.10 final but only if CUDA still works. ...
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Blender has weird fuzzy misbehaving icon in launcher

I got Blender 2.58 (stable) from blender.org (downloaded the package, extracted it). Everything works fine, but the only thing that bugs me is that the icon in the launcher (when I open it) is really ...
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How usable is BlenderCAD project right now?

There is not much documentation in the project page. Did anyone try it on Ubuntu? In any case, what to expect from it? Can it become a FOSS alternative to Catia, Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks?
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Blender 2.5 render will not export sound

I have tried several formats, but my blender animation render will not have sound. In blender, it plays fine when I press the play button, but there is no sound in the render. Can someone help me with ...
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Alt+Left Click , how to remove shortcut

I have Ubuntu and GNOME 3 and when I do Alt+Left-click it grabs the current window. How do I stop this from happening, as I need this shortcut in Blender which I update often so changing it inside ...
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GLX missing, Unity 3d/various programs are not working! [closed]

I just recently reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 and while I was installing my programs I found I couldn't open Blender. The application wouldn't start. When I typed it in to the console I got this message: ...
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How to add Blender menu item in main menu?

Downloaded blender. How can I add menu item with blender icon in main menu?
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Downloading Latest Blender Version from PPA [duplicate]

For a few days I've been looking for a trusted source for the latest version of Blender. I found two commands to download Blender, but the Launchpad page was like this: ...
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Blender won't save images

This should be a simple question. I am unable to save any images I render in blender. I set the output to be /home/john/Pictures/binary.png, the image type to PNG, and checked the "File Extensions" ...
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Why do I have to access software through a folder rather than in the dash?

In this case, the software is Blender. I followed the instructions on Blender.org, and it all works. But, when I click on Blender in the dash, it runs version 2.62, which is what I got with apt-get. ...
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Problems with Blender3D and ATI graphics [closed]

I recently upgraded to 10.04, then to an ATI graphics card (I used the internal graphics port before) and now noticed that blender is behaving very strange. Menus don't work or very slowly, fragments ...
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Can not properly install blender

I think its time to give up. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 two days ago. and wasted 36 hours on finding solution here at askubuntu and other forums, following them more than 4 times reinstalled Ubuntu but ...
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libpng15.so.15, cannot open shared object file

I recently downloaded a binary of Blender, and upon running it on got the following error: jdphenix@jdphenix:~/blender/blender_59865$ ./blender ./blender: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Can't disable Alt + mouse buttons combinations

I've already searched through the questions, and didn't find the same question as I want to ask. I'm working in blender and there are some combinations that I am used to and remapping them in blender ...
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Exporting .blend files using OgreXML

My question is a simple one this time: how can I export .blend files using OgreXML in ubuntu 12.04(x64)? I've installed blender-ogrexml, but how do I get it to work, or am I doing it completely wrong? ...
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Where can I find Blender tutorials?

Where are some blender tutorials, (preferably 2.63) I used blender back in the old days, when they used the old GUI. and since then i havened used it. I want to learn it again, but the GUI change ...
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How I install Blender 2.62_freestyle on ubuntu 11.10?

How do I install blender 2.62_freestyle on ubuntu 11.10. This is a specific build of blender from the Graphicall.org website.
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How to disable all unity shortcut keys when using Blender?

I use Blender, and there are some key shortcuts that conflict with Unity 7, like Ctrl+Alt+NumPad0, disabled in the "shortcuts" menu (and sometimes, the shortcut is automaticaly (?) reactivated!). But ...
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Install Nvidia driver for CUDA to use “GPU” option in Blender (ubuntu (13.10-) 14.04)

Same question as on the Blender stackexchange site. As a recap: I have to install the nvidia driver but how to do it? (repository or manually? And I already had problems with both, as said) My ...
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How to enable the blender console?

I have installed Blender 2.65a from its official site but am unable to activate the console for python. I'm unable to run in terminal since it is not installed from Ubuntu Software Center because it ...
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How to install and keep updated most recent versions of blender in ubuntu

Blender is a perfect piece of software with many brillian changes in each minor release. But often most recent versions of ubuntu does not have latest versions of blender.
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Where does Blender install on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to put some export scripts into Blender but I simply cannot find the installation path! I'm using the latest versions of both Ubuntu and Blender, which I have installed with apt-get ...
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How To Make A Song With Lyrics

Today I was trying to make a video using song lyrics but I couldn't find a way, I want to add some effects for text(Animation) and Slide(Animation) I know many programs Windows relative but I don't ...
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How to install Blender 2.6 on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu. I'm in love with Ubuntu now <3 I don't want to use another OS again! So, I downloaded Blender 2.6 on my brand new Ubuntu 13.10 and extracted. But I don't have any Idea how ...
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Why are PPA's designed for only latest version of Blender?

Why are PPA's set to only retain the latest version of the software? I ask because I just installed Blender 2.69 and it constantly crashes on me; I then decided to just install 2.68a but found that it ...
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I am very dizzy! Somebody help me with my Ubuntu

This is a pretty long question and is much of my 2 week history. Please bare with me and help me out of this. As the question states I am now feeling dizzy after struggling with my ubuntu machine ...
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No widget drag/drop in Qt Creator after Blender-startup

My problem is that every time I start Blender 2.63 in 12.04 (64-bit), I am not able to drag and drop widgets in Qt Creator anymore, even after closing Blender again. I have tried restarting Qt, ...
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permanently configuring windows to ignore ALT

I use Blender a lot (not as much as I used to but still heavily at times). It relies on utilizing the ALT key to move around within a scene. Unity uses ALT to grab windows and allow you to move them ...
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Compile latest blender on ubuntu 12.0464bit?

What i want is to compile latest blender from SVN. I am using this guide My issues are: How can i install it with the final .deb created file and how can i give this package to a ppa! So, when i ...
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Collada plugin for Blender missing? [closed]

I've installed Blender, version 2.58.0 that comes with Ubuntu 11.10, Everything works fine but I can't export to .dae (Collada). It seems Blender 2.5x comes with the exporter plug-in already, however ...
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Blender with multiple monitors

I run blender with multiple monitors and each window creates a new Icon in my taskbar, in comparison Gimp which has multiple windows does not. is there a way to fix this? I am running KDE desktop. I ...
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Blender keyboard binding over written by Unity key bindings

I am trying to use Blender to do some 3D modelling. And there is Blender shortcut CTR+ALT+0 is supposed to move the camera to current view. But in unity this shortcut minimizes the current window. Is ...
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Blender 2.62 not rendering objects

Installed Blender (2.62) from Software Center. The interface loads good but objects are not visible in any view. It shows that objects are selected but they appear no where. Even the default cube, ...
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Can't run any Blender version with Xubuntu 13.10

After upgrading to Xubuntu 13.10, I also got the new Blender 2.69. Didn't work. It opens an empty window and then shuts down. I tried the usual method (download, unzip, click executable), tried ...
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GPU option is missing in Blender 2.69

I am new learner of blender3D. I installed Ubuntu two days ago, and was struggling installing my nvidia and blender on new OS. After more than 15 times fresh installation and following help forum I ...
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Blender is not running in Ubuntu 12.04

I have downloaded Blender 2.68 from official website. After extracting the zipped file,earlier I was able to run it by simply clicking the 'blender' executable file in the folder. But now, whenever I ...
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Openshot 1.4.3 no longer recognising blender when making animated titles

I was using openshot and blender to create some animated titles and it was working fine until openshot just started to cry out for blender for no apparent reason. The previews work fine, and some ...
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blender does not start after kernel update despite reinstall

Hi I recently updated my ubuntu 12.04.3 installation with the new kernel 3.8.0.30 After that blender did not start any more with the message that: /usr/lib/blender/blender: error while loading shared ...
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Where to download the Cycles render engine?

I've installed Blender from Software Center, but it doesn't contain the Cycles render engine by default. Is it a different package or do I need to download Blender from a PPA?
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Correct configuration of graphics card Nvidia GeForce GT 520MX Optimus on 12.10 x64 (ASUS K53S Laptop)

Recently I installed the latest version of Ubuntu in my laptop. I made the installation with the following guide. The graphic card works and the window displays optirun glxspheres in operation and ...
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Cuda installation in 12.10 Quantal Quetzal [closed]

I updated from 12.04 to 12.10 and CUDA is not working anymore! Blender says: "cuda kernel compilation failed". But OpenCL works (but is much slower than cuda)! On precise CUDA worked just fine! Is ...
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Ubuntu not installing newest version of apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do software updates work? Hi I just installed blender and gimp only to find that it is installing older versions not the newest versions. It installed gimp 2.6 ...