PPA description

A revival of Irie Shinsuke's PPA: Blender is compiled with all bells and whistles (OSL, OpenCollada, OpenVDB, OSD, jemalloc & precompiled CUDA kernels) and adapted to Ubuntu (python, ffmpeg, ilmbase, openEXR, 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 years, 20 persons/companies did it: $(5+10+5+5+5+5+10+5+10+3+5+ 4+10+5+10+10+10)+€(50.79+3.64+13.37). I enjoyed the drinks! (updated March 17, 2017).

Two (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: is the last commit of the master branch of blender git repository. The first number is the number of commits since the beginning of blender git, followed by the commit hash.

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

  sudo adduser <user> video

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

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 1.6.1-0thomas~zesty3 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
alembic 1.6.1-0thomas~yakkety2 Thomas Schiex (2016-11-05)
alembic 1.6.1-0thomas~xenial3 Thomas Schiex (2016-11-05)
alembic 1.6.1-0thomas~wily3 Thomas Schiex (2016-11-05)
alembic 1.6.1-0thomas~vivid3 Thomas Schiex (2016-11-05)
alembic 1.6.1-0thomas~trusty3 Thomas Schiex (2016-11-05)
blender 2.78c~1487946787-0thomas~zesty1 (Newer version available) Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
blender 2.78c~1487946787-0thomas~yakkety1 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
blender 2.78c~1487946787-0thomas~xenial1 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
blender 2.78c~1487946787-0thomas~vivid1 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
blender 2.78c~1487946787-0thomas~trusty1 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
blender 2.78a~1477311627-0thomas~wily1 Thomas Schiex (2016-11-05)
blender-edge 66974-df76616-0thomas~yakkety0 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
blender-edge 66974-df76616-0thomas~xenial0 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
blender-edge 66974-df76616-0thomas~vivid0 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
blender-edge 66974-df76616-0thomas~trusty0 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
blender-edge 66299-2bb7a13-0thomas~wily0 Thomas Schiex (2016-12-09)
c-blosc 1.7.0-0thomas~wily0 Thomas Schiex (2016-02-13)
c-blosc 1.7.0-0thomas~vivid1 Thomas Schiex (2016-02-13)
c-blosc 1.7.0-0thomas~trusty0 Thomas Schiex (2016-02-13)
glfw3 3.0.4-2~trusty Keith Winstein (2016-02-13)
ilmbase 2.2.0-0thomas~vivid0 Thomas Schiex (2015-04-05)
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~vivid0 Thomas Schiex (2016-02-13)
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~yakkety0 Thomas Schiex (2016-10-01)
opencollada 1:1.3+git3335ac1-0thomas~xenial0 Thomas Schiex (2016-03-20)
opencollada 1:1.3+git3335ac1-0thomas~wily0 Thomas Schiex (2015-09-26)
opencollada 1:1.3+git3335ac1-0thomas~vivid0 Thomas Schiex (2015-05-14)
opencollada 1:1.3+git3335ac1-0thomas~trusty0 Thomas Schiex (2015-05-14)
openexr 2.2.0-0thomas~vivid0 Thomas Schiex (2015-04-05)
openexr 2.2.0-0thomas~trusty0 Thomas Schiex (2015-03-19)
openimageio 1.6.10-0thomas~wily1 Thomas Schiex (2016-02-13)
openimageio 1.6.10-0thomas~vivid1 Thomas Schiex (2016-02-13)
openimageio 1.6.10-0thomas~trusty1 Thomas Schiex (2016-02-13)
openshadinglanguage 1.7.5-thomas~zesty0 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
openshadinglanguage 1.7.5-thomas~yakkety0 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
openshadinglanguage 1.7.5-thomas~xenial0 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
openshadinglanguage 1.7.5-thomas~vivid0 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
openshadinglanguage 1.7.5-thomas~trusty0 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
openshadinglanguage 1.7.3-0thomas~wily0 Thomas Schiex (2016-10-01)
opensubdiv 3.1.1-0thomas~zesty2 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
opensubdiv 3.1.1-0thomas~yakkety2 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
opensubdiv 3.1.1-0thomas~xenial1 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
opensubdiv 3.1.1-0thomas~vivid2 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
opensubdiv 3.1.1-0thomas~trusty2 Thomas Schiex (2017-03-19)
opensubdiv 3.0.5-0thomas~wily1 Thomas Schiex (2016-11-05)
openvdb 3.1.0-1thomas~wily0 Thomas Schiex (2016-02-13)
openvdb 3.1.0-1thomas~vivid2 Thomas Schiex (2016-02-13)
openvdb 3.1.0-1thomas~trusty1 Thomas Schiex (2016-02-13)
python3.5 3.5.1-1+vivid1 Felix Krull (2016-01-08)
python3.5 3.5.0-2+trusty1 Felix Krull (2015-12-12)
rtmpdump 2.4+20150115.gita107cef-1~trusty hjmooses (2016-03-20)
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