I currently have version 2.74. How do I update to version 2.76? I do not see any links in the UI to update my version of Blender
There is no automatic update feature inside Blender that I'm aware of. But getting the latest version is very simple - just go to the download page of Blender.org and download the latest version.
Another easy method is to click "Blender Website" under the "links" section on the application splash screen.
You can find any official Blender verison here.
Just select the version you want and the system you are running it on.
You can install Blender via Steam, which has a built in auto-update feature.
This should keep your Blender installation up to date automatically.
If you have installed Blender using Snap packages on a Linux machine. ( Step to use snap package can be found here: https://snapcraft.io/blender)
To install using Snap you can use the following command on terminal:
sudo snap install blender --classic
Note: We need to have 'snapd' package already installed.
And, to update Blender using Snap you can you the following command:
sudo snap update blender --classic
Note: If you already in version 2.80, there would be no update available as 2.80 is the latest stable release.
If you're on a Mac and using Homebrew you can install/update Blender via:
# Install brew cask install blender # Upgrade brew cask upgrade blender # Upgrade (all casks) brew cask upgrade
I have the .zip file I needed and it worked. I now have the two versions resident and they each work without interaction.