PPA description

A revival of Irie Shinsuke's PPA: Blender is compiled with all bells and whistles (OSL, OpenCollada, OpenVDB, OSD, jemalloc & CUDA 9.1 precompiled kernels) and adapted to Ubuntu (python, ffmpeg, ilmbase, openEXR, eigen3, glew, lzo,... Ubuntu packages are used directly to avoid redundancy).

If you find this PPA useful, you can offer me a coffee or a beer at

Yes, in 3.5 years, 38 persons/companies did it: US$(5+10+5+5+5+5+10+5+10+3+5+4+10+5+10+10+10+4.5+4.43+4.53+5+2+10+10)+€(50.79+3.64+13.37+10+5+4.48+2.50+5.00+20.00+15.00+15+5+100+10). I enjoyed the drinks! (updated July 20, 2018).

Three (conflicting) versions of blender are provided:

- blender is the last active tag of blender git repository, with only releases or releases candidate, focusing on stability. The blender version is followed by the last commit number and hash. The contrib addons are always included.

- blender-edge lives on the edge: latest commit on the master branch. The first number is the number of commits since the beginning of blender git, followed by the commit hash.

- blender-next is current blender2.8 version, available until it becomes the official release. It's only available for recent Ubuntu releases.

For CUDA to work, add the blender user(s) to the 'video' group through:

  sudo adduser <user> video

It may also be useful to install the nvidia-modprobe package (which is not a dependency because it depends on your hardware).

For NumPy to work with Python 3.6 on Python 3.5 based distributions (pre-artful), please install numpy with pip.

This PPA is usually updated every Friday (except while I'm on vacations). While I try to automatize things heavily, there are often changes in Blender (or Ubuntu) that require non negligible manual intervention. If you see issues, please contact me with suggestions (but do not expect an instantaneous reaction :-)

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:thomas-schiex/blender to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thomas-schiex/blender
sudo apt-get update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

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For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Thomas Schiex.

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Overview of published packages

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alembic 1.7.1-0thomas~zesty0 Thomas Schiex (2017-04-09)
alembic 1.7.1-0thomas~xenial0 Thomas Schiex (2017-04-09)
alembic 1.7.1-0thomas~trusty0 Thomas Schiex (2017-04-09)
alembic 1.7.1-0thomas~bionic0 Thomas Schiex (2018-03-16)
alembic 1.7.1-0thomas~artful0 Thomas Schiex (2017-09-03)
blender 2.79.b~1521727842-0thomas~xenial0 Thomas Schiex (2018-03-23)
blender 2.79.b~1521727842-0thomas~trusty0 Thomas Schiex (2018-03-23)
blender 2.79.b~1521727842-0thomas~bionic0 (Newer version available) Thomas Schiex (2018-03-23)
blender 2.79.b~1521727842-0thomas~artful0 Thomas Schiex (2018-03-23)
blender 2.79-1505206035b-0thomas~zesty2 Thomas Schiex (2017-09-27)
blender-edge 70728-7daf62950bb-0thomas~xenial0 Thomas Schiex (2018-08-10)
blender-edge 70728-7daf62950bb-0thomas~trusty0 Thomas Schiex (2018-08-10)
blender-edge 70728-7daf62950bb-0thomas~bionic0 Thomas Schiex (2018-08-10)
blender-edge 70622-87535dd73d3-0thomas~artful0 Thomas Schiex (2018-07-13)
blender-edge 69410-40dbf2fc000-0thomas~zesty0 Thomas Schiex (2018-01-12)
blender-next 79400-e6af1e44787-0thomas~bionic0 Thomas Schiex (2018-08-14)
blender-next 78721-5d6d5657928-0thomas~artful0 Thomas Schiex (2018-07-13)
c-blosc 1.7.0-0thomas~trusty0 Thomas Schiex (2016-02-13)
cmake 3.5.2-2ubuntu1~ubuntu16.04.1~ppa1 Nathan Osman (2017-12-30)
glfw3 3.0.4-2~trusty Keith Winstein (2016-02-13)
ilmbase 2.2.0-0thomas~trusty0 Thomas Schiex (2015-03-19)
libav 6:11.3-1~trusty hjmooses (2016-03-20)
lz4 0.0~r131-1thomas~trusty0 Thomas Schiex (2016-02-13)
opencollada 1:1.3+git3335ac1-0thomas~zesty0 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
opencollada 1:1.3+git3335ac1-0thomas~xenial0 Thomas Schiex (2016-03-20)
opencollada 1:1.3+git3335ac1-0thomas~trusty0 Thomas Schiex (2015-05-14)
opencollada 1:1.3+git3335ac1-0thomas~bionic0 Thomas Schiex (2018-03-16)
opencollada 1:1.3+git3335ac1-0thomas~artful0 Thomas Schiex (2017-09-03)
openexr 2.2.0-0thomas~trusty0 Thomas Schiex (2015-03-19)
openimageio 1.7.8-0thomas~zesty2 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-25)
openimageio 1.7.8-0thomas~xenial2 Thomas Schiex (2017-04-14)
openimageio 1.7.8-0thomas~trusty2 Thomas Schiex (2017-04-14)
openimageio 1.7.8-0thomas~artful2 Thomas Schiex (2017-09-03)
openjpeg 1:1.5.2-3.1-0thomas~bionic0 Thomas Schiex (2018-03-16)
openjpeg 1:1.5.2-3.1-0thomas~artful0 Thomas Schiex (2017-09-03)
openjpeg 1:1.5.2-3.1 Thomas Schiex (2017-04-14)
openshadinglanguage 1.8.10-thomas~bionic1 Thomas Schiex (2018-03-16)
openshadinglanguage 1.8.10-thomas~artful1 Thomas Schiex (2017-09-03)
openshadinglanguage 1.8-thomas~zesty2 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-25)
openshadinglanguage 1.8-thomas~xenial2 Thomas Schiex (2017-04-14)
openshadinglanguage 1.8-thomas~trusty4 Thomas Schiex (2017-04-15)
opensubdiv 3.1.1-0thomas~zesty2 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
opensubdiv 3.1.1-0thomas~xenial1 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
opensubdiv 3.1.1-0thomas~trusty2 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
opensubdiv 3.1.1-0thomas~bionic0 Thomas Schiex (2018-03-16)
opensubdiv 3.1.1-0thomas~artful0 Thomas Schiex (2017-09-03)
openvdb 3.1.0-1thomas~trusty1 Thomas Schiex (2016-02-13)
python3.6 3.6.3-1+xenial2 Anthony Sottile (2017-10-07)
python3.6 3.6.3-1+trusty1 Anthony Sottile (2017-10-07)
python3.7 3.7.0-1+xenial2 Anthony Sottile (2018-08-10)
python3.7 3.7.0-1+trusty1 Anthony Sottile (2018-08-10)
python3.7 3.7.0-1+bionic2 Anthony Sottile (2018-08-10)
rtmpdump 2.4+20150115.gita107cef-1~trusty hjmooses (2016-03-20)
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  • blender-next 31 hours ago
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  • blender-edge 5 days ago
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  • blender-edge 5 days ago
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  • blender-edge 5 days ago
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  • python3.7 6 days ago
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