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Blender 3D modeler SFS created

September 16, 2022 — BarryK

This is an amazing application. I started it, but haven't got a clue what to do next. Looking at the website at what can be created, pretty fantastic:


I downloaded the tarball and converted it to an SFS. Just click on the "sfs" icon to download. I recommend install to the main desktop, not in a container, as with the latter choice it seems to be running openGL with software rendering only.

On the main desktop, Blender runs as user 'blender'. This does create one little problem; it has menu entries to run the web browser to see online documentation, which doesn't work. I have fixed it, but that fix will be in the next release of EasyOS. You can still view online documentation of course, just not via the menu in Blender.

I tried a little hack to get it to default to open|save in /files/Blender, instead of the home folder of Blender, /home/blender. Seems to have worked.

In the Preferences can choose an external image editor. Unfortunately, the settings are saved in a binary file, so I didn't include that in the SFS, as didn't know what else was in that binary file.

The SFS file is big, 353MB. I used lz4-hc compression, which does result in a much larger file size than, say, xz, but decompression is very fast.     

Tags: easy