I need to install blender on server which I don't have root access, is there any portable version of blender for ubuntu or any way to install it without root access? please help me if you know.
tar xjf blender-2.78c-linux-glibc219-x86_64.tar.bz2
and run the "blender" executable from inside the unpacked folder
cd blender-2.78c-linux-glibc219-x86_64 ./blender <options>