PPA description

A revival of Irie Shinsuke's PPA: Blender 2.8 is compiled with all bells and whistles (OSL, OpenCollada, OpenVDB, OSD, jemalloc & CUDA 10.0 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, 41 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+20+15+15+5+100+10+3.20+5+5+2.5+10+5+5+5). I enjoyed the drinks! (updated May 4, 2019).

Until 2.8 gets out of beta, a single version of blender is provided (which is defined by the last commit in the master branch of blender git repository).

Blender 2.7 is still available in the blender-legacy repository for those who prefer.

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.

I have less and less time available, so I usually update this PPA every two weeks on 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). 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

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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alembic 1.7.8-0thomas~xenial1 Thomas Schiex (2018-12-27)
alembic 1.7.8-0thomas~disco1 Thomas Schiex (2019-04-22)
alembic 1.7.8-0thomas~cosmic1 Thomas Schiex (2018-12-22)
alembic 1.7.8-0thomas~bionic1 Thomas Schiex (2018-12-22)
blender 87721-be5fd9c09f2-0thomas~disco0 Thomas Schiex (2019-05-17)
blender 87721-be5fd9c09f2-0thomas~cosmic0 Thomas Schiex (2019-05-17)
blender 87721-be5fd9c09f2-0thomas~bionic0 Thomas Schiex (2019-05-17)
opencollada 1:1.6.68-disco2 Thomas Schiex (2019-04-22)
opencollada 1:1.6.68-cosmic1 Thomas Schiex (2018-12-22)
opencollada 1:1.6.68-bionic2 Thomas Schiex (2018-12-26)
opencollada 1:1.6.51-xenial1 Thomas Schiex (2018-12-27)
openimageio 1.8.15-xenial5 Thomas Schiex (2018-12-27)
openimageio 1.8.15-bionic3 Thomas Schiex (2018-12-26)
openjpeg 1:1.5.2-3.1-0thomas~disco5 Thomas Schiex (2019-04-22)
openjpeg 1:1.5.2-3.1-0thomas~cosmic4 Thomas Schiex (2018-10-06)
openjpeg 1:1.5.2-3.1-0thomas~bionic0 Thomas Schiex (2018-03-16)
openshadinglanguage 1.10.4-thomas~disco3 Thomas Schiex (2019-04-22)
openshadinglanguage 1.9.9-thomas~cosmic7 Thomas Schiex (2018-12-26)
openshadinglanguage 1.9.9-thomas~bionic7 Thomas Schiex (2018-12-26)
openshadinglanguage 1.8-thomas~xenial2 Thomas Schiex (2017-04-14)
opensubdiv 3.3.3-0thomas~xenial1 Thomas Schiex (2018-12-26)
opensubdiv 3.3.3-0thomas~disco1 Thomas Schiex (2019-04-22)
opensubdiv 3.3.3-0thomas~cosmic1 Thomas Schiex (2018-12-22)
opensubdiv 3.3.3-0thomas~bionic1 Thomas Schiex (2018-12-22)
yaml-cpp0.3 0.3.0-1.2 Thomas Schiex (2019-04-22)
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  • blender 5 days ago
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  • yaml-cpp0.3 4 weeks ago
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  • openjpeg 4 weeks ago
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