How to install Blender 2.82a on a Chromebook

Update:  Blender 2.83 has been released recently and you can install it on a Chromebook, but it tends to run slowly currently.  We created a tutorial to install Blender 2.82a which runs very well.

Today we are looking at how to install Blender 2.82a or newer on a Chromebook.  Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

Update:  Blender 2.83 has been released and we created a new tutorial, look here

1) sudo apt update
2) sudo apt install flatpak
3) sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
4) sudo flatpak install flathub org.blender.Blender

Crostini GPU Support URL:

We also made another video, to install the latest version of Blender, the application response faster than this version but the installation method is trickier, look here

Official Site:

Release Notes:

It is also possible to install Blender 2.79 with an easier method on a Chromebook, look here.

Update:  In Chrome OS 83 Linux Apps has an option now, not seen in this video as it was recorded before Chrome OS 83, to choose a username for your Linux Apps,  it is completely optional and you can just press on the install option to continue, as seen in the video.  Please send us a comment on YouTube if you need assistance!

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  1. Where are the commands we copy and patse?

  2. when i entered the last command, it said this:Looking for matches…
    Required runtime for org.blender.Blender/x86_64/stable (runtime/org.freedesktop.Platform/x86_64/20.08) found in remote flathub
    Do you want to install it? [Y/n]: y

    org.blender.Blender permissions:
    ipc network pulseaudio x11
    dri file access [1]

    [1] host

    ID Arch Branch Remote Download
    1. [✗] org.freedesktop.Platform x86_64 20.08 flathub 1.0 kB / 266.1 MB
    2. [ ] org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.default x86_64 20.08 flathub < 42.3 MB
    3. [ ] org.freedesktop.Platform.Locale x86_64 20.08 flathub < 321.8 MB (partial)
    4. [ ] org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264 x86_64 2.0 flathub < 1.5 MB
    5. [ ] org.blender.Blender x86_64 stable flathub < 204.7 MB
    6. [ ] org.blender.Blender.Codecs x86_64 stable flathub < 9.8 MB
    7. [ ] org.freedesktop.Platform.ffmpeg-full x86_64 20.08 flathub < 4.1 MB
    8. [ ] org.blender.Blender.Locale x86_64 stable flathub < 9.7 MB (partial)

    Error: Not enough disk space to complete this operation
    error: Failed to install org.freedesktop.Platform: While pulling runtime/org.freedesktop.Platform/x86_64/20.08 from remote flathub: Writing content object: min-free-space-size 500MB would be exceeded, at least 4.1 kB requested

    i cleared 1 gigabyte, and tried it again. same result. what do i do?


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