I installed OpenShot and Blender from snap in 18.04 to keep the versions current.

When trying to open an animated title I get the following error message:

Blender, the free open source 3D content creation suite is required for this action (http://www.blender.org).

Please check the preferences in OpenShot and be sure the Blender executable is correct. This setting should be the path of the 'blender' executable on your computer. Also, please be sure that it is pointing to Blender version 2.62 or greater.

Blender Path:

Then going to the terminal I can start blender with the blender command just fine:

$ blender --version
Blender 2.92.0
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The issue appears to be in the way snap handles symlinks.

In OpenShot go to Edit -> Preferences and instead of put this in the Blender Command (path):


That's it, now enjoy watching your laptop take forever rendering those titles if you're anything like me.

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