Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Blender 2.3.6

Blender, as we all know, rocks. The free 3D modeller/raytracer was originally written under IRIX, as this historic software announcement from Linux-Gazette says. (You'll have to scroll down a little).
I needed to write a quick and dirty litte wrapper for blender to find the right libraries:

LD_PRELOAD=/opt/csw/lib/libintl.so.2:/opt/csw/lib/libiconv.so.2: /opt/csw/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0:/opt/csw/lib/libstdc++.so.6:/opt/csw/lib/libgcc_s.so.1

Your mileage may differ, depending on the path where you have additional libs from the companion CDs, sunfreeware, or blastwave.org. Thanks to the fact that blender's latest versions are available for many different platforms, I have built myself a little rendering farm, running IRIX, Solaris and Linux. Quite funny to have the modeller running on my antique Indigo2 and have the results of rendering runs served by a SPARC/x86 cluster in the background.

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