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 • 4 058

  • E. A.
    E. A.  2 hours back

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

    • Jayanta Chakrabarty
      Jayanta Chakrabarty  21 hours 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  1 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  1 days back

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

          • Doug Joyce
            Doug Joyce  2 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  2 days back

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

              • liminlumin
                liminlumin  3 days back

                I love the unique blender splash screen

                • Pankaj Doharey
                  Pankaj Doharey  3 days back

                  Brilliant Talk/Presentation ! You truly are the greatest Blenderer/ist

                  • Pankaj Doharey
                    Pankaj Doharey  3 days back

                    Why a "Blenderer" and not Blenderist?

                    • lonelyPorterCH
                      lonelyPorterCH  4 days back

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

                      • esotericVideos
                        esotericVideos  4 days back

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

                        • chris watts
                          chris watts  4 days back

                          Great Job Man !

                          • Irvin Esmabe
                            Irvin Esmabe  4 days 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  5 days back

                              Looks like someones complaining because weanin bwenda is too hward

                              • Chompions Sawelo
                                Chompions Sawelo  5 days back

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

                                • KiraCura
                                  KiraCura  5 days 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  5 days back


                                    • ThatGuy Man
                                      ThatGuy Man  6 days back

                                      Was this a presentation or a roast

                                      • droidomz
                                        droidomz  6 days 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  6 days back

                                          awesome! really talented!

                                          • Zaph Hood
                                            Zaph Hood  6 days back

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

                                            • Arjun K Karan
                                              Arjun K Karan  6 days back

                                              the most humorous tutorial ever

                                              • Lito Azaña
                                                Lito Azaña  6 days back

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

                                                • Herohalv4
                                                  Herohalv4  1 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  1 weeks back

                                                    I did not recognize him without the silver make up.

                                                    • ubiquity
                                                      ubiquity  1 weeks back

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

                                                      • Shloppie
                                                        Shloppie  1 weeks back

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

                                                        • StormlightX
                                                          StormlightX  1 weeks back

                                                          the best speaker ever

                                                          • TheMiz1os
                                                            TheMiz1os  1 weeks back

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

                                                            • Mercy
                                                              Mercy  1 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  1 weeks back

                                                                  Another nice tutorial thank you.

                                                                  • Wandering Wade
                                                                    Wandering Wade  2 weeks back

                                                                    Captain Disillusion, a hero for our age.

                                                                    • Enrique Bermudez
                                                                      Enrique Bermudez  2 weeks back

                                                                      I get to this channel trough blender guru... man what a great community.. keep the good work.

                                                                      • RdL
                                                                        RdL  2 weeks back

                                                                        this channel is blowing up quite fast lately

                                                                        • 1Bit
                                                                          1Bit  2 weeks back

                                                                          ...and now Blender is going Pro...

                                                                          • Alzter S
                                                                            Alzter S  2 weeks back

                                                                            I didn't even realize Alan was the same guy at first due to his body language and speech sounding very shy

                                                                            • Rayvinz
                                                                              Rayvinz  2 weeks back

                                                                              VOYAGER YAYYYY

                                                                              • Louis van der Merwe
                                                                                Louis van der Merwe  2 weeks back

                                                                                Is this an advertisement for trucks?

                                                                                • Max K
                                                                                  Max K  2 weeks back

                                                                                  from someone using normal law ; a normal law can seem to be flat to the naked eye and still be one (you would have to count the balls to be sure) and the first simulation you made, even if it was inverted it's still obeying a normal law and i assume the last one is still obeying it, i don't see how you coud avoid physical law to the point there is no normal law with that kind of apparatus. you just made a normal law that looks like a flat one.

                                                                                  • Central Scrutinizer
                                                                                    Central Scrutinizer  2 weeks back

                                                                                    If this guy keeps trying hard, he might amount to something one day.

                                                                                    • Updi-
                                                                                      Updi-  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Wow, Alan painted himself fully skin color for the stage.

                                                                                      • StrongAdel
                                                                                        StrongAdel  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Alan IS skin-colored dummy. I think you're mistaking him for the Captain or something.

                                                                                    • Ricardo Prisco
                                                                                      Ricardo Prisco  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Best 41:43 of my hour. \o

                                                                                      • Ege Can AVCIL
                                                                                        Ege Can AVCIL  2 weeks back

                                                                                        One man band :DDD

                                                                                        • Michel Martins Zigaib
                                                                                          Michel Martins Zigaib  2 weeks back

                                                                                          I am in tears, something that I never though that a nerd presentation was able to do to people, awesome!

                                                                                          • No One
                                                                                            No One  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I sense alot of emptiness in his eyes, something terrible must have happened in his past

                                                                                            • Nathan Salwowski
                                                                                              Nathan Salwowski  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Just started learning Blender. Just came across your content. Absolutely phenomenal.

                                                                                              • BreakerSneaker official

                                                                                                Autodesk dont need this kind of stuff to atract people... this is sad.