Blender is one of the best open-source 3D graphics designing software available in the world at this time.
The world-famous animated movie Big Buck Bunny was produced using Blender.
Several short animated movies including Sintel and Tears of Steel were also designed, developed, and produced using Blender.
In this context, we shall look into how to install and get an up-to-date copy of your own Blender on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS operating system or any of its variants.
How to install Blender on Ubuntu System ?
To perform this installation tasks, follow the steps given below.
1. Add PPA repository to the system
You would need to go to Ubuntu Launchpad via https://launchpad.net/~thomas-schiex/+archive/ubuntu/blender link.
Add PPA repositories to your operating system.
We are using Thomas Schiex's PPA here which is the only repository that gets continuous support:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thomas-schiex/blender
You may or may not get a message from the PPA maintainer.
You only need to hit Enter and wait for the repository to be added to your system.
2. Update the repository
Once done, you would need to update your local apt repositories:
$ sudo apt-get update
How to install Blender on Ubuntu ?
Now you are ready to install the latest stable version of the Blender.
Hit the below command, accept the dependencies, and you are good to go:
$ sudo apt-get install blender
How to Launch Blender ?
Access the blender from the activity menu just like any other application.
How to Uninstall Blender from Ubuntu ?
To remove the blender simply run:
$ sudo apt-get remove blender
This command will remove it easily.