The easiest way to get Mesmerize is through the Snap Store

Command line snap installation: sudo snap install mesmerize

After installation simply run mesmerize in the terminal and the application will launch in ~10-30 seconds.

Make sure you have snapd installed, which is required for running snap apps. Ubuntu 16.04 and later usually come pre-installed with snapd.

You should be able to install snapd through apt for most Debian based distros:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd

Installing snapd on Fedora:

sudo dnf install snapd

To install snapd on other distros please see:

If you have trouble installing Mesmerize via snap you might need to install core18 first:

sudo snap install core18