How to install Blender 2.81 on a Chromebook


Update:  Blender 2.90 has been released!  Have a look at our updated tutorial:
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2020/10/how-to-install-blender-290-on-chromebook.html

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.

Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 90,  the location of Linux Apps has been changed in the Chromebook’s settings.  Have a look at this tutorial, to see how to turn on Linux apps and then continue with the installation tutorial.

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.

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  1. thanks for making this its realy helpfull i use it alot please make one about how to get obs with game capture so i can do a lot of cool stuff and ill send it to you please do it

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