How to install Blender 2.82a 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

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

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.

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

Crostini GPU Support URL:
chrome://flags/#crostini-gpu-support

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:
https://www.blender.org/

Release Notes:
https://www.blender.org/download/releases/2-82/

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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