How to install Blender on a Chromebook easily

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Blender on your Chromebook. Blender is a powerful, open-source 3D creation suite that supports the entire 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, motion tracking, and video editing. Installing it on your Chromebook can open up a world of creative possibilities.

Why Install Blender on a Chromebook?

Chromebooks are known for their simplicity and efficiency, but they're capable of much more than just web browsing. By installing Blender, you can transform your Chromebook into a portable 3D creation studio. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or professional, having Blender on your Chromebook allows you to work on 3D projects anywhere, anytime.


Before we begin, ensure that your Chromebook supports Linux apps (Crostini). Most modern Chromebooks do, but if you're unsure, you can check our list of Chromebooks with Linux Apps support.

Installation Process

Follow these steps to install Blender on your Chromebook:

  1. Enable Linux apps on your Chromebook if you haven't already. You can do this in your Chromebook's settings under the "Linux development environment" section.
  2. Once Linux is enabled, open the Terminal app.
  3. In the terminal, enter the following command:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install blender -y

This command updates your package lists and installs Blender in one go. The '-y' flag automatically answers "yes" to any prompts, streamlining the installation process.

After the installation is complete, you can launch Blender from your Linux apps menu.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide of this process, check out our video tutorial:

Additional Resources

To help you get started with Blender on your Chromebook, here are some useful resources:


If you encounter any issues during the installation process, here are a few tips:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's software is up to date.
  • Check that you have sufficient storage space for the installation.
  • If the command doesn't work, try running 'sudo apt update' separately first, then 'sudo apt install blender'.

Remember, Blender can be resource-intensive, especially for complex 3D projects. While most modern Chromebooks can handle it, you may experience performance limitations on older or entry-level models.


Installing Blender on your Chromebook opens up exciting possibilities for 3D creation and animation. Whether you're looking to explore 3D modeling as a hobby or need it for professional work, having Blender on your Chromebook gives you the flexibility to create wherever you go.

If you have any questions about this process, feel free to leave a comment on our YouTube video, and we'll be happy to assist you. Happy creating!

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