» Blender 2.57.1 r36592 Linux 64bit +Skin +Remesh +DPaint +LuxBlendRc3 +SLG-8.1 +Yafa +COLLADA
Updated 03:16 May 10th, 2011
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Trunk Build of Blender 2.57a r36550 OpenMP for Linux 64bit. Built using Scons on and for Ubuntu 10.10

If you are interested in seeing the changes to the Trunk release, have a look at the commit log here

                                                                        MAKE SURE YOUR UBUNTU IS UP TO DATE


Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

To make this version work, you'll need to install/replace a couple of libs. These come from Ubuntu 10.10. Have tested this end of 10.04 and all worked perfectly, but do this at your own risk!


right click and 'saves link as' for each link






Install them in the order above.. if you have ncurses dev installed remove before using Gdebi via synaptic.



Now inludes Oscurart Tools, Import Sound to anim(allows u to drive scale of an object and bone rotaion etc by sound.. wav), and various other Addons


New Contributed Addons 8th May.


Patches include::

Skin (Zspheres)                                        Multi Axis Grid
Dual Contour Remesh                             Straight
Dynamic Paint                                          Color Wireframe
Relaxation                                                Spring modifier
Snap to Curve                                         

Double Edge Matte compositor node

                                                                   YAFARAY 0.1.2 Alpha included.. Hope it works for all.. fingers crossed Wink


All Boost 1.43 libs, from my own build, are included with this for you to copy to your /usr/libs folder so SLG will run. Make sure you copy only the contents of the libboost1.43 folder, and not the folder itself. Have also included my pylux.so in the Luxrender Addons folder.. Do hope it works for all Nvidia GPU's.


Make sure you have the most current Nvidia drivers installed on your distro. If you are using Mint, you may find you'll need to install Cuda toolkit and libfreeimage3 to make SLG and pylux.so work. I'd suggest installing these anway, even for Ubuntu.

Cuda Toolkit Link ::


To install, open terminal and execute file as root user..

sudo sh ./cudatoolkit_3.2.16_linux_*.run

it will ask where to install the toolkit, just hit return and all should install without an issue

To install libfreeimage3 head to Synatic or what ever Package Manager your distro uses. Search and install.

Luxrender Engine Presets are also included



Big thanks should go out to all the harding working contributors.Without the likes of Bartek Skorupa, Bartius Crouch, chromoly, Dany Lebel, etoven, EOF-sensei, Fabio Russo, Filiciss, Fish, Jeroen Bakker, Keith Boshoff, khuuyj, LetterRip, Luca Bonavita, mato, Matt Ebb, Matthias Fauconneau, Miika Hämäläinen, Mike Pan, Nico, ousttrue, Raul Fernandez Hernandez, Seminumerical, stiv, Tobias Oelgarte, and Ze10, Blender would be just another opensource 3D program. Cheers guys


10 Comments so far. Leave yours.
13:12 May 10th, 2011
It works! Thanks
22:58 May 9th, 2011
9 . MikeH (builder)
@Osmodivs -- from the sounds of it you've probably moved the folder to the libs directory. I should make it clear that you should move only the contents of the libboost1.43 directory to your /usr/libs folder and not the folder. Then make sure that the pylux.so in blender2.57/2.57/scripts/addons/luxrender/ has its permissions set to be executable (it should be already and the fix to the location for the libs should sort it out)
15:47 May 9th, 2011
Hello. I have Ubuntu 11.04, since there is no Natty Narwhal build I had to choose this one.
I moved the boost143 folder to /usr/lib like you said, but still get the same output in the terminal:
[Lux 2011-May-09 17:46:16] WARNING: Binary pylux module not available! Visit http://www.luxrender.net/ to obtain one for your system.
[Lux 2011-May-09 17:46:16] (ImportError was: libboost_thread.so.1.43.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
What's wrong here?
12:05 May 9th, 2011
Thx will test it today :)
15:14 May 8th, 2011
6 . MikeH (builder)
Now Updated with Latest SLG Exporter 8.1
12:20 May 8th, 2011
5 . MikeH (builder)
@rudl -- theres a few things i still need to sort out.. main one is an all new compile of SLG and it's exporter. Just haven't had the time of recent as my weekdays are very busy elsewhere.. just trying to find the time.

Cuda installation is just a suggestion, as it does no harm to have the dev kit, and the drivers from the creators of OpenCL installed. it should work out of the box for all Ubuntu distro's with the most 'current drivers'. As it does state in my blurb above 'make sure you have the most current drivers'
12:05 May 8th, 2011
4 . MikeH (builder)
@dabuty -- This should help install the correct version of 'gettext', but do this at your own risk, as it could remove a few apps.. then again it may not work if all the dependencies are not satisfied. This has been compiled for Ubuntu 10.10 use only and there may well be other dependencies need to make it work.

11:54 May 8th, 2011
3 . MikeH (builder)
@rudl -- theres a few things i still need to sort out.. main one is an all new compile of SLG and it's exporter. Just haven't had the time of recent as my weekdays are very busy elsewhere.. just trying to find the time.
11:49 May 8th, 2011
Hi im in Ubuntu 10.04 and I keep getting this error:
./blender: error while loading shared libraries: libgettextlib-0.18.1.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

in the Synaptic Package Manager it does not show up any library called libgettextlib,
How can I solve this problem?
11:49 May 8th, 2011
I tested slg luxblend and yafaray, works so far. :)
why is the cuda toolkit needed??? Well I installed it but IIRC SLG worked without it. It uses opencl not cuda.
But i recommend to install the newest gfx drivers.
The SLG exporter is not the newest I think. The "PathGpuV2" option in the render panel is missign.
Feeling talkative?
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