Blender, AMD, and Linux

So if you’re like me and want to use Blender on a Linux machine, you might want to install with a PPA. I used

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thomas-schiex/blender

although I already saw another Repo listed by someone. More importantly, if you’re also using an AMD GPU you might see the Blender window flickering and distorted with graphical glitches. I found that it’s an issue with Blender’s Window Draw Method. Automatic seems to be responsible for the issue. Go to File > User Preferences (Ctrl + Alt + U), go to the System tab, and under window draw method select a method most suited for your system. I’m using Triple Buffering. That has cleared up the flicker issue for me. Feel free to contact me with any Linux compatibility issues, and I’ll be glad to help work them out.

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