Step-by-step – Wings 3D Ubuntu 18.04 Installation Guide

February 6, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Wings 3D Ubuntu 18.04 - Installing

  1. 1. Launching Shell Emulator

    Open a Terminal window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install Wings 3D in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. 2. Downloading Wings 3D for Ubuntu

    Download Wings 3D for Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    Get Wings 3D bz2.run for Ubuntu

    If possible Select directly “Open with Archive Manager”!

  3. 3. Accessing Target

    So to Access the Target Directory
    First, Try:

    cd && cd Downloads

    (But if Downloaded with Firefox it may be instead into the /tmp/mozilla* Folder…)
    To Verify it’s there List the Directory Contents with:

    ls . | grep wings
  4. 4. Extracting Wings 3D Archive

    Then Extract Wings 3D bzip2.run
    First, Give Execution Permission:

    chmod +x ./wings*.bzip2.run

    And then Expand the Archive with:

    ./wings*.bzip2.run
  5. 5. Installing Wings 3D

    (Skip this Step for a Local Setup and Simply Run it from the Home Directory)
    So if you intend a System-Wide Install, First, Set the SuperUser as Owner with:

    sudo chown -R root:root $HOME/wings*

    And to Set up Wings 3D Switch to a Directory into System:

    sudo mv $HOME/wings* /opt/wings

    Finally, Append Wings 3D into Path:

    echo "export PATH=$PATH:/opt/wings" > $HOME/.bashrc

    Again Modify the Config File and the Launcher:

    sudo nano /opt/wings/wings

    Change:

    /home/[MYUSER]/wings-X.Y.Z

    In:

    /opt/wings

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor ;)
    Then Same for the /opt/wings/wings.desktop File!

  6. 6. Mesa/OpenGL Setup

    How to Install Required Mesa/OpenGL in Ubuntu

    Mesa/OpenGL Installation Guide
  7. 7. Launching Wings 3D

    First, Setup the Desktop Launcher as:

    sudo mv /opt/wings/wings.desktop /usr/share/applications/

    Then Logout and Login Again to Activate the Wings Launcher…
    And from Shell Start Wings 3D simply with:

    wings
  8. 8. Wings 3D Getting-Started Guide

    Getting-Started with Wings 3D for Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    Wings 3D Quick Start Tutorial
  9. How to Install Wings 3D in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS - UI

    So Now I’m truly Happy if My Guide could Help You to Install Wings 3D in Ubuntu 18.04!

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