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Installing LuxRender on Ubuntu 10.04


From 2010-08-14
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You will definitely need this for cool web design :)

The installation instructions for LuxRender are available at the official LuxRender's website, but if you need quick'n'easy steps that just work, then read on:

If you need to install LuxRender in Blender 2.5, please check out this link. One thing should be emphasized - when you select the path for LuxRender with the 'folder button' it sets the relative path to Blender which doesn't work. You need to set the absolute path like /home/user/lux/...etc.
  1. Download bzipped LuxRender for your CPU type from here and extract it.
  2. Check the file permissions on the extracted files (right-click > properties > Permissions), "Allow executing file as program" should be checked on all files in Permissions tab, except LuxBlend_0.7.py. If not, set accordingly. You can change the permissions only as root, so open file browser from the shell (or by clicking Alt+F2) like so:
    gksu nautilus
  3. Type in nautilus (file browser) Ctrl+L, and enter this location, change your_user_name to yourself :) /home/your_user_name/.blender/scripts/blender/
  4. Drag and drop LuxBlend_0.7.py from the extracted folder to the last opened window.
  5. Then in Blender: in the Settings (on top, if you can't see it, just drag the top border down) set File Paths: Set Scripts to (/home/your_user_name/.blender/scripts/blender/), and set Plugins (to opened folder).
  6. Ctrl+U to save these settings.
  7. When you start rendering the first time with LuxRender (Script > Render > LuxBlend), it will ask you for the LuxRender's path, provide it.

Done.