Install Blender 2.56 on Fedora Core 14

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Steps to install Blender 2.56 on Fedora Core 14. FC14 can easily install Blender 2.49b from repository, but new OpenShot 1.3 requires newest blender if you want to create and use animated titles. And believe me, you really ...

1) Download latest blender 2.56 from the following URL:


http://www.graphicall.org/builds/builds/showbuild.php?action=show&id=1113


2) Install p7zip (needed for unpacking the latest blender build)

> yum install p7zip


3) Unpack blender in /usr/local directory

> cd /usr/local/
> 7za x /tmp/1114_blender25_r35690_64bit.7z


4) Create symbolic libtiff.so.4 in /usr/lib64 directory (to avoid missing libtiff.so.4 library)

> cd /usr/lib64/
> ln -s libtiff.so.3.9.4 libtiff.so.4

Otherwise, here is error message if blender can't find lib:

./blender: error while loading shared libraries: libtiff.so.4: cannot open
shared object file: No such file or directory


5) Install OpenAL 3D audio API

yum install openal-soft

Here is error message from blender if openal-soft package was not installed:

./blender: error while loading shared libraries: libopenal.so.1: cannot open
shared object file: No such file or directory


6) Install FFMpeg (a complete and free Internet live audio and video broadcasting solution for Linux/Unix)

yum install ffmpeg-libs

Here is error message from blender if ffmpeg-libs package was not installed:

./blender: error while loading shared libraries: libavformat.so.52: cannot open
shared object file: No such file or directory


If everything went correctly, you should be able to start blender with the following command from terminal:

/usr/local/blender25/blender

Next step is OpenShot 1.3 installation and definition of blender25 path. Open preferences in OpenShot and in Edit -> Preferences popup write a path in the Blender Executable input box.

Now you can use power of Blender in OpenShot.
Very nice!

This entry was posted on April 7, 2011 and is filed under Linux

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4 Responses to Install Blender 2.56 on Fedora Core 14

  1. jason says:

    Thank you. Works for Fedora 15 and Blender 2.58 as well, 64bit. Just replace libtiff.so.3.9.4 with libtiff.so.3.9.5

  2. Gijs says:

    how about 32 systems, with step 4? wich libb do I use

  3. dbunic says:

    You can try to find library with locate command. Here is my output for the libtiff.so.3.9.4 lib:

    > locate libtiff.so.3.9.4
    /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3.9.4
    /usr/lib64/libtiff.so.3.9.4
    

    My guess is that 32bit system will have only /usr/lib/ directory so the step 4 in that case will look like:

    > cd /usr/lib/
    > ln -s libtiff.so.3.9.4 libtiff.so.4
    

    Hope this tip will help, cheers!

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