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:
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:
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.