I've compiled Blender 2.79 for macOS by using

mkdir ~/blender-build cd ~/blender-build git clone http://git.blender.org/blender.git cd blender make update

cd ~/blender-build/blender make

Could someone let me know how to compile the latest Blender 2.8 Beta


  • $\begingroup$ Since you have the repo would checkout blender and its submodules to blender2.8 branch. with something like git pull && git submodule update --init --recursive Make a blender_build_2.8 (or whatever) folder then follow same as for 2.79. Recommend having repo in same folder level as builds and checkout to target branch (or master) before making and installing. A tool like cmake_gui is handy. Unfortunately building blender questions are considered off topic. ` $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 13:01
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about compiling Blender $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 13:58

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I'm on windows but AFAIK it's the same method, the code for downloading 2.8's repo is:

git clone git://git.blender.org/blender.git -b blender2.8

If your make doesn't work, try maybe make 2017 full (or make 2017 release for CUDA handling).

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the response. It worked like a charm. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 14:53
  • $\begingroup$ yay \o/ Don't forget to vote then $\endgroup$
    – Lauloque
    Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 15:11
  • $\begingroup$ New to this. How do I vote? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 8, 2018 at 16:28
  • $\begingroup$ With the little arrows on the right of the answer. You can also hit the Chek icon to "accept" the answer as the one solving your question. imgur.com/5iCOMpP More infos here: blender.stackexchange.com/tour $\endgroup$
    – Lauloque
    Commented Dec 8, 2018 at 16:46

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