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.
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.
The following instructions will create a Blender build in a blender-git folder in your home directory.
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 the latest source code from CreativeDesigner3D on Github
mkdir ~/blender-git cd ~/blender-git git clone https://github.com/CreativeDesigner3D/BlenderSource.git
For additional information on using Git with Blender’s sources, see Git Usage.
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 https://svn.blender.org/svnroot/bf-blender/trunk/lib/linux_centos7_x86_64
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 make
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.
Hopefully, this will be stable and build on Linux soon. If you can help, please contact Mr. Andrew Peel or join us on Discord https://discord.gg/5fPatJx
Andrew Peel’s Discord server: https://discord.gg/DHfBPJTk7P