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Andrew Peel’s Home Builder for Blender

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Somehow, this morning I stumbled upon the coolest Blender Add-On yet. You can find it on Andrew Peel’s Creative Designer website.

This looks like the coolest and most useful add-ons I’ve seen.

The Build:

This is only available in a custom version of Blender and needs to be built from source.

I followed the Building Blender on Linux (Ubuntu) wiki page and made a few minor changes to accomplish the build.

The following is a copy pasta from that wiki page mentioned above with the minor changes.

Building Blender on Ubuntu

Quick Setup

The following instructions will create a Blender build in a blender-git folder in your home directory.

Install Packages

Install essential packages with the package manager.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential git subversion cmake libx11-dev libxxf86vm-dev libxcursor-dev libxi-dev libxrandr-dev libxinerama-dev libglew-dev

Download Sources

Download the latest source code from CreativeDesigner3D on Github

mkdir ~/blender-git
cd ~/blender-git
git clone

For additional information on using Git with Blender’s sources, see Git Usage.

Download Libraries

For Intel and AMD Linux systems, we recommend using precompiled libraries. These are the quickest way to get a feature complete Blender build and can be downloaded as follows.

These libraries are built on CentOS 7 for VFX reference platform compatibility, but they work fine on other Linux distributions.

mkdir ~/blender-git/lib
cd ~/blender-git/lib
svn checkout

For other systems or to use system packages, see Advanced Setup.

Update and Build

Get latest source code and add-ons, and build. These commands can be used for the first build, and repeated whenever you want to update to the latest version.

cd ~/blender-git/BlenderSource
make update

After the build finished, you will find blender ready to run in ~/blender-git/build_linux/bin.

If building fails after an update, it sometimes helps to remove the ~/blender-git/build_linux folder to get a completely clean build.


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Hopefully, this will be stable and build on Linux soon. If you can help, please contact Mr. Andrew Peel or join us on Discord

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