PPA description

A revival of Irie Shinsuke's PPA: Blender 2.8 is compiled with all bells and whistles (OpenImageDenoise, OpenShadingLanguage, OpenCollada, OpenVDB, OpenSubDiv, jemalloc & CUDA 10.1 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 4 years, 69 persons/companies did it: US$(5+10+5+5+5+5+10+5+10+10+5+10+10+10+4.5+4.43+4.53+5+2+10+10+5+10+5+15+5)+€(50.79+3.64+13.37+10+5+4.48+5+3+20+15+15+5+100+10+3.20+5+5+2.5+10+5+5+5+10+5.55+10+5+5+5+4.8+5+11.27+5+3+10+3+3+1+10+1+5+50+5+5+10). I enjoyed the drinks! (updated July 17, 2020).

I'm now back to my previous release format, with two versions of blender (blender: a most recent stable released version and blender-edge: an edge-bleeding version). If you are still using a version from the previous format (package name blender-commit-number-hashtag), please do:

   sudo dpkg -P blender; apt update

and either

   sudo apt install blender
   sudo apt install blender-edge

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).

If you have issues with numpy, I advise installing a suitable version with pip.

I have less and less time available. I usually update this PPA every Friday (except when I'm away from home). 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).

If you want to maintain this Blender PPA, please contact me, I will be happy to pass the blender stick to the next runner..

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

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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 1.7.12-0thomas~focal1 Thomas Schiex (2020-04-03)
alembic 1.7.12-0thomas~bionic2 Thomas Schiex (2020-06-24)
blender 2.83.3-release~95622-353e5bd7493-0thomas~focal0 Thomas Schiex (2020-07-24)
blender 2.83.3-release~95622-353e5bd7493-0thomas~bionic1 Thomas Schiex (2020-07-24)
blender-edge 2.91--alpha~98777-a9c91ce3311-0thomas~focal0 Thomas Schiex (2020-08-07)
blender-edge 2.91--alpha~98777-a9c91ce3311-0thomas~bionic0 Thomas Schiex (2020-08-07)
cmake3 3.13.4~bionic1 Thomas Schiex (2019-10-20)
ilmbase 2.3.0-4bionic0 Thomas Schiex (2020-06-23)
opencollada 1:1.6.68-focal2 Thomas Schiex (2020-04-03)
opencollada 1:1.6.68-bionic2 Thomas Schiex (2018-12-26)
openexr 2.3.0-3bionic1 Thomas Schiex (2020-06-23)
openimagedenoise 1.0.0-thomas~focal6 Thomas Schiex (2020-04-03)
openimagedenoise 1.0.0-thomas~bionic5 Thomas Schiex (2019-10-20)
openimageio 1.8.17-bionic2 Thomas Schiex (2020-06-27)
openjpeg 1:1.5.2-3.1-0thomas~focal5 Thomas Schiex (2020-04-03)
openjpeg 1:1.5.2-3.1-0thomas~bionic0 Thomas Schiex (2018-03-16)
openshadinglanguage 1.10.9-thomas~focal5 Thomas Schiex (2020-04-03)
openshadinglanguage 1.10.9-thomas~bionic8 Thomas Schiex (2020-06-27)
opensubdiv 3.4.0-0thomas~bionic1 Thomas Schiex (2020-02-22)
python3.7 3.7.7-1+bionic1 Anthony Sottile (2020-04-18)
robin-map 0.6.2-bionic2 Thomas Schiex (2020-06-24)
tbb 2019~U4-1~exp1~ubuntu18.04.1~ppa1 Patrick Salecker (2020-06-13)
yaml-cpp0.3 0.3.0-1.2e Thomas Schiex (2020-04-03)
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  • blender 2 weeks ago
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  • openshadinglanguage 6 weeks ago
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