Blender 2.82 Open Source 3D computer graphics software

Blender is a 3D computer graphics software toolkit. It runs slow on normal PCs that have CPU.
Rendering images from it takes time.

I’m new to Linux and Jetson Nano, so kindly guide me on following:

  1. Is it advisable to use Jetson Nano for this purpose ?
  2. Will it improve the time taken for rendering ?
  3. how to download it start using it on Jetson Nano

You can search via:

apt search blender

I see this, and so probably install is via:

sudo apt-get install blender

However, this takes a lot of space, so be sure you have the disk space open.

I do not know if this will run fast enough or not, but among embedded systems, the Jetsons are probably the only ones which stand a chance of reasonable performance. I still have some doubts since Blender’s use of GPU acceleration might depend on being able to detect the GPU…but since the GPU is embedded into the memory controller and not PCI the commonly used detection through nvidia-smi does not exist (even if the GPU is able to help it could be that Blender won’t be able to find the GPU).

Please see this thread here.

  1. no
  2. no
  3. see linuxdev’s post

More detailed answers can be found in the other thread.

However, I have used Blender quite a bit. If you want some advice on making your render go faster on your host PC, send me a PM. There are a lot of ways to “cheat” in Blender, and cheating is very good in this case.