How to install Blender 2.81 on a Chromebook


Today we are looking at how to install Blender 2.81 or the current version on a Chromebook!  It can be a daunting task, or can even sound impossible but it is!  We created a video for a visual guide as well as an audio guide.  We hope that you will find it helpful.  Please find the instructions below to install Blender, it is the same as those which we used in the video.

We used Flatpak to install Blender with as we get the latest version, where the version of Blender which is in the Linux repository on your Chromebook is older.

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. 
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2020/07/how-to-install-blender-282a-on.html

Update - Since the release of Chrome OS 80, the Linux Apps have been upgraded and the installation process has become much easier.  We removed the commands which are no longer needed, so you can just ignore those steps in the video and only do the steps with commands below.  Please comment on the YouTube video, if you need any assistance or if you would like an updated video!

Instructions:
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3) sudo apt update
4) sudo apt install flatpak
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7) sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
8) sudo flatpak install flathub org.blender.Blender

Official Site:
https://www.blender.org/

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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Comments

  1. when i go install flatpak it says flatpak has no installation canidate, what do i do?

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  2. when i enter step 7 nothing happens

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    1. nothing is supposed to you just go onto the next step.

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  3. thanks! installing right now. I need blender to recommend hats on roblox. here is roblox link roblox.com

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  4. what if m Chromebook dose not have linux in settings

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