First, we need to get the dependencies and packages required to build Blender 2.90 alpha
Initial dependencies for Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint and Elementary OS.
sudo apt update
sudo apt install git build-essential
Initial dependencies for Fedora/CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install @development-tools gitCode language: CSS (css)
blender-git as the current directory
Cloning the repository locally.
git clone https://git.blender.org/blender.gitCode language: PHP (php)
Download pre-compiled libraries.
The pre-compiled libraries for Intel and AMD will help you compile and build a feature-complete Blender much faster. The libraries are built on CentOS 7 , but they are compatible and work fine on any Linux. (I have tested this on Linux Mint 20).
Let’s update and build Blender 2.90
The making process will take time, the speed depends on the CPU core count, memory, and disk IO speed, CPU cores, the higher, and the faster-compiling speed.
After the process is complete the Blender executable will be located.
If the building fails after an update, it sometimes helps to remove the
~/blender-git/build_linux folder to get a completely clean build.
Then re-run the
Enjoy using Blender.
I compiled a list of software and services that I use to improve my workflow, here is the link to the list.