How to install Natron 2.3.14 on a Chromebook


Today we are looking at how to install Natron 2.3.14 or the newest version on a Chromebook! 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 OBS, it is the same as those which we used in the video.

Natron is an open-source program for Visual Effects and Motion Graphics creation.

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!

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.

Update: with the release of Chrome OS 96, the Linux container on a Chromebook has been upgraded to a newer version.  Because of this, we need to run one additional command for the application to work, we added it to the list of commands.

Instructions:
1) no longer needed*
2) no longer needed*
3) sudo apt update
4) sudo apt install flatpak
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6) no longer needed*
7) sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
8) sudo flatpak install flathub fr.natron.Natron
9) sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/bwrap && sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/bwrap

Official Site:
https://natrongithub.github.io/

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