Installation of 2D tools I use on Linux

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Warning : the method presented in this article are too old to be applied now. Use this information at your own risk.

I use a Linux Mint system on my workstation (Linux Mint 10 , equal to Ubuntu 10.10 maverick ). To install the same software I use ; all you will need is to copy and paste the lines of codes under into a terminal windows ( Ctrl + C here , and Ctrl + Maj + V in the terminal ). I advice you to do it line by line, and I hope everything will get installed "automagically" as it is for me.

update summer 2011: This works also in linuxmint 11 , equal almost to a Ubuntu 11.04 in gnome classic mode.

Blender 2.5x "SVN" :

Edit : I found a ppa that's simplier than the previous SVN explication and pretty updated

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:irie/blender
sudo apt-get update  
sudo apt-get install blender2.5 

Gimp-painter + GPS 1.5 + Gimp plugin registery

Info : this GPS install will overwrite all your previous Gimp folder of preferences.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mizuno-as/ppa && sudo apt-get update  
sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-plugin-registry  
unzip GPS\ 1_5_final\ -d ~/.gimp-2.6  
rm GPS\ 1_5_final\   

Mypaint 'Master' compiled from Git :

sudo apt-get install git-core g++ python-dev libglib2.0-dev   
sudo apt-get install python-numpy swig scons gettext libpng12-dev  
mkdir source-to-compile  
cd source-to-compile/  
git clone git://  
cd mypaint  
sudo scons prefix=/usr/local install  

updating mypaint source and recompile

cd ~/source-to-compile/  
cd mypaint  
git pull  
sudo scons prefix=/usr/local install  

Mypaint brush kit:

my brush V4 kit is in the master Git of MyPaint by default.

  • Note A : For Alchemy, you can find a brillant article here about, thanks Red Bird
  • Note B : I can't find a way to write a clean way of how to install Krita with less than 10 lines of codes ( in terminal , as above ). If some of you knows how to do it, please write it in the comments ; else you can check this thread on the Krita forum.
  • Updates : I correct here and there littles errors, sorry if you tried it and it didn't worked, my fault ( err1 : typo in sudo "apt-add-repository" corrected / err2 : to update Mypaint, I forgot to enter in the folder Mypaint ; corrected ) .
  • Updates 2 : another typo in gimp-plugin-registery corrected, sorry if you had the error of the missing package 'gimp-plugin-registery'.

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