Install Blender in Ubuntu 22.04

Blender is a free and open-source computer graphics applications. Ton Roosendaal is its original creator. As of now, Blender foundation is behind developing the project. Blender was first released on January 02, 1994. In this article, we would discuss how to install Blender in Ubuntu 22.04 release.

At the time of writing the latest stable release of Blender is v3.0.1

The applications is used for animation, motion graphics, artwork, 3D modelling etc. Besides, we can extend Blender’s functionality by using Addons available through Edit –> Preferences –> Addons. More on these in coming articles.

There are two methods to install Blender in Ubuntu –

  1. through standard Ubuntu repository,
  2. from .tar.xz package file

Note: Following operations would require you to have superuser privileges. In case you don’t have one then, we advise you to contact your System Administrator.

Install Blender in Ubuntu 22.04

Method I. Through standard Ubuntu repository.

This one is fairly easy. We need to update the standard Ubuntu repository to make sure we have the latest version of package available. Hence, open a terminal and issue the following –

sudo apt update

Next, to install Blender

sudo apt install blender

Now, we can launch Blender from our Systems’ main menu.

Method II. Through .tar.xz package file available on official website of Blender.

Visit homepage of official website of Blender. Therein, click on Download Blender button. Thereafter, click on Download Blender 3.0.1 button. The version number would be different depending on when you’re accessing the website.

If you’re already on a Ubuntu distribution, then the Downloads page would automatically recognise that and show you the appropriate file to download. Otherwise, choose Linux in the drop-down menu provided below.

The file we got was – blender-3.0.1-linux-x64.tar.xz, it is around 177 MBs in size.

Next, we need to extract the file using tar command-line utility –

tar -xvf blender-3.0.1-linux-x64.tar.xz

Thereafter, use cd command-line utility to navigate inside –

cd blender-3.0.1-linux-x64/

Lastly, to launch Blender –

./blender

In conclusion, we have discussed how to install Blender in Ubuntu 22.04 release.