Captain Disillusion: World's Greatest Blenderer - Live at the Blender Conference 2018

  • Published: 08 November 2018
  • Recorded at De Balie in Amsterdam on October 25th, 2018.

    In this format-bending presentation, intergalactic VFX explainer Captain Disillusion recounts his journey from humble amateur superhero to best Blender artist of all time*.

    It's a case study in using Blender as a versatile production tool in a comedy web series and a love letter to the Blender community. At the very least, it's an entertaining way to spend the better part of an hour.



    Creative Commons Credits:

    Oscar Award Statue model - androgenius23 (Blendswap)
    Photo of Ton Roosendaal - William Maanders (Wikimedia Commons)
    Lightwave 3D screenshot - Bernhard Bazant
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Comments • 4 079

  • Eyelocked PRO
    Eyelocked PRO  23 minutes back

    How u paint the entire body that fast?

    • Armyguy0319
      Armyguy0319  6 hours back

      i just downloaded blender. my biggest problem is this walmart laptop ><. but im still loving it.

      • Madhav Pathak
        Madhav Pathak  15 hours back

        37:35 please do a tutorial on that, And what its called

        • bias prevails
          bias prevails  18 hours back

          Are you still up to meet?

          • deathstramy
            deathstramy  19 hours back

            I know nothing about 3d modeling or animating and i just got sucked into a 40 min presentation

            • Austin Holmes
              Austin Holmes  21 hours back

              I think he used CGI to fake his recreation of the magic galton board...

              • Shane Daly
                Shane Daly  23 hours back

                It's so weird to see him without the makeup

                • Pook
                  Pook  1 days back

                  i dont even own a computer

                  • TuthHurts911411
                    TuthHurts911411  1 days back

                    Have used Blender since college worth re-download.

                    • Jay Pereira
                      Jay Pereira  1 days back

                      Awesome presentation Alan start to finish! You have a sub!

                      • Wegga Business
                        Wegga Business  2 days back

                        I can't believe I watched the whole 41minutes Video.

                        • Niko Animation
                          Niko Animation  2 days back

                          Am I the only one who still uses 2.79? It's benn months since 2.80 has been released. Comment if u think I should switch

                          • tempodude
                            tempodude  1 days back

                            try it, decide for yourself

                        • István Nagy
                          István Nagy  3 days back

                          Now this is how you do a presentation. :)

                          • KrishnaKumar Rajendran

                            AD BLENDER :D

                            • Affan Abiyyu
                              Affan Abiyyu  3 days back

                              it IS not Intuitive, listen to the customer you fuckass

                            • The Potato
                              The Potato  3 days back

                              I've heard about you long time ago from sovietwomble. Not impressed. Then saw this in my recommendation with that kind of title.
                              Uhuh. Whatever you say.

                              • Francisco Cruz
                                Francisco Cruz  4 days back

                                I will not subscribe. Even I will not like. Cause I'm jealous. Watching this from the beginning till the very last micro second was a waste of time. I just did it because I want to prove to my self that this channel is a bad thing.... yeah... right... wherever... hate youuuuuuu!

                                • Ammar
                                  Ammar  4 days back

                                  The most interesting blender conference

                                  • E. A.
                                    E. A.  4 days back

                                    This is really very informative. Gonna try Blender and maybe it is my calling.

                                    • Jayanta Chakrabarty
                                      Jayanta Chakrabarty  5 days back

                                      I really liked the song. So well written and performed! U united all blender lovers and users in the world and made them feel nostalgic and proud at the same time. What a performance man! You are a gem. This should be made the theme song of Blender..

                                      • Maths with Luigi
                                        Maths with Luigi  5 days back

                                        Never knew he was Latvian! I’ve been to Riga a bunch of times and really enjoy it!

                                        • Omer Saleem Arts
                                          Omer Saleem Arts  5 days back

                                          All jokes aside I am really stuck with materials, assigning material is way too dificult

                                          • Doug Joyce
                                            Doug Joyce  6 days back

                                            This is the greatest speech I've ever seen, I'm serious I laughed through the whole thing! I love how CD just does his own thing and kills it. I just downloaded Blender and was searching for tutorials when I stumbled upon this, and I've got to admit I feel inspired to be a part of this community, especially after that killer song haha. Keep doing your thing Captain, you working wonders over here. Cheers!

                                            • Deimos Station
                                              Deimos Station  6 days back

                                              I'm just installing Blender while watching this video... 👍

                                              • liminlumin
                                                liminlumin  6 days back

                                                I love the unique blender splash screen

                                                • lonelyPorterCH
                                                  lonelyPorterCH  1 weeks back

                                                  Everything was great... until he started singing^^

                                                  • esotericVideos
                                                    esotericVideos  1 weeks back

                                                    Not sure which is more impressive the literal teleportation or the 2 minute makeup/costume change.

                                                    • chris watts
                                                      chris watts  1 weeks back

                                                      Great Job Man !

                                                      • Irvin Esmabe
                                                        Irvin Esmabe  1 weeks back

                                                        I just started using blender and it is very wonderful but it is cooking my PC :D subdividing eyeballs driving my pc nuts.

                                                        • ruuxi
                                                          ruuxi  1 weeks back

                                                          Looks like someones complaining because weanin bwenda is too hward

                                                          • Chompions Sawelo
                                                            Chompions Sawelo  1 weeks back

                                                            I never knew you use the blender ! Where's the subscribe button !?

                                                            • KiraCura
                                                              KiraCura  1 weeks back

                                                              Was having a bad day because job searching.. but this made my day :’3 captain disillusion’s raw tenacity inspires me to wanna give it my all out there.
                                                              Thanks for posting amazing videos.. it really means a lot to me!

                                                              • Roy .gmail
                                                                Roy .gmail  1 weeks back


                                                                • ThatGuy Man
                                                                  ThatGuy Man  1 weeks back

                                                                  Was this a presentation or a roast

                                                                  • droidomz
                                                                    droidomz  1 weeks back

                                                                    omg had so many arguments about this when it was initially released and viral. So glad you had a detailed answer to how they achieved this galton board simulation.

                                                                    • Andrei Toma
                                                                      Andrei Toma  1 weeks back

                                                                      awesome! really talented!

                                                                      • Zaph Hood
                                                                        Zaph Hood  1 weeks back

                                                                        Hmm.. I think a bi-modal bell curve would be the right distribution.

                                                                        • Arjun K Karan
                                                                          Arjun K Karan  1 weeks back

                                                                          the most humorous tutorial ever

                                                                          • Lito Azaña
                                                                            Lito Azaña  1 weeks back

                                                                            I want to become good in using blender someday! you're such a great guy! love your videos

                                                                            • Herohalv4
                                                                              Herohalv4  2 weeks back


                                                                              did you pull an america's got talent there and VFX something you actually did to make it look more impressive?

                                                                              • Joe Swank
                                                                                Joe Swank  2 weeks back

                                                                                I did not recognize him without the silver make up.

                                                                                • ubiquity
                                                                                  ubiquity  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Wait did this conference actually happen or was this another animation?
                                                                                  I'm soo confused!

                                                                                  • Shloppie
                                                                                    Shloppie  2 weeks back

                                                                                    One of the most talented and creative dudes I see on Youtube, or anywhere really.

                                                                                    • StormlightX
                                                                                      StormlightX  2 weeks back

                                                                                      the best speaker ever

                                                                                      • TheMiz1os
                                                                                        TheMiz1os  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Blender Guru: Best Blender channe-600K
                                                                                        Disillusion: NOPE-1M

                                                                                        • Mercy
                                                                                          Mercy  2 weeks back

                                                                                          What I've learned from this video:

                                                                                          Captain Disillusion is salty
                                                                                          Press S to scale objects
                                                                                          [YOU CAN SCALE BY AXIS TOO WHAT THE HELL?!]

                                                                                          • Moi mais sur téléphone

                                                                                            Can we talk about how this guy legit took the time to dress up as the Captain behind the scenes for the finale

                                                                                            • Jürgen Van Tomme
                                                                                              Jürgen Van Tomme  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Another nice tutorial thank you.