Blender is a free and open-source graphics application available for Unix/Linux, and major operating systems. Blender is used for creating 3D content for many purposes such as games, movies, and visual effects. Blender developers officially announced new release Blender 2.61 as a part of Blender 2.6x series. Check the what’s new “Changelog”, installation instructions on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, and Download options.
What’s New In Blender 2.61 | Changelog
Blender 2.61 has many new features such as 3D mouse can be used for color picker “color wheel and cube user interface control, adjustable camera size sensors, disable x-mirror option when proportional edit is enabled, 3D Cursor settings split off from View panel in 3D view, node inputs that are angles were not in the correct units, now they are internally radians and degrees in the user interface, material nodes: top right icon in the node now shows brighter for the active node (that will output passes), Blender is available with new translation “Indonesian” and upgraded the translation for other languages. Check the full changelog and new features for Blender 2.61.
Blender 2.61 is available for several operating systems check the suitable package for your platform and extract the package, then make sure blender running icon is executable and you have required dependencies.
Install Blender 2.61 On Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Using PPA
For Ubuntu users who wants to install blender using PPA “Blender daily development repository“, follow instruction down here.
Run Terminal “Ctrl+Alt+t” then type
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:cheleb/blender-svn
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender
This PPA works on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, and Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.
Blender 2.61 release notes.