How To Install Blender on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Blender on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Blender on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Blender 3D is a professional open-source 3D graphics and animation software. It has a rich feature set like animations, visual effects, 3D modeling, and motion graphics. This provides outstanding outcomes and is used in professional filmmaking.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Blender 3D Creation Software on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Blender on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Blender on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install Blender on Ubuntu via APT

By default, Blender is available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install Blender on your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install blender
  • Install Blender using Snap Store.

Now open your terminal and use the snap command install Blender:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install blender --classic

Step 3. Accessing Blender on Ubuntu.

Once successfully installed, you can start Blender from the Application Menu of Ubuntu. Alternatively, you can search for it under the search area.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Blender. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Blender on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Blender website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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