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

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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. *Allegedly. ---------- 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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Josse Nunez : His level of confidence is amazing

geekish : Can we appreciate that there are no ads.

Benjamin Hill : “You’re rushing!” “What?!” “You’re rushing!!” “?? No I’m from Latvia!” I’m crying

NightHawkInLight : I only learned about your channel a couple days ago and have shotgunned at least 20 videos.

0 Subs with 0 vids : 3:25 Alan gets electrocuted audience: *applauses*

RammusTheArmordillo : This presentation is freaking flawless, the work with the video is impeccable and incredibly well timed, it's inventive, funny, I can't imagine how much work you put into it. Stellar job Captain!

PandaPlayz : I thought your intern was really an intern.

Noodle : 7:05 I love how the Blender Animation Studio came out of the Depression Support Hotline

PandaPlayz : I downloaded blender just to make 3d intros I didn't know it can make movies

Corridor : This is godlike. It sometimes may not feel like it when you’re toiling away on a shot at 4am, but you are reaching the pinnacle of what it means to be an artist and filmmaker. Thank you for the things you create, and don’t forget to take time to recharge!

Gajar Allo : I don't understand why you put that much effort in your videos while people are getting views from making lifestyle hacks

Jo Veteran : I don't get it. When you have so talented people like CD, why do people fall for the minimalistic presentations of Apple CEOs?

Night Stick : Really interesting presentation, truly impressive how you could capture my attention and keep it for the full forty minutes. Stunning presentation, it was really well thought out and rehearsed - I loved the story that tied the whole thing together, it made me keep watching the whole thing. Really interesting idea to make your forty minute presentation follow a story format, broken up with the content of your talk, it's backwards to how lots of people do it, but it worked so absolutely perfectly. I'm honestly in awe of your presentation and production skills, if you ever get tired of ruining peoples dreams by debunking physics-defying water, you should teach a class on presentations and public speaking, you're an absolute master, it would seem!

GhostyVee : Did anyone actually watch all 40 minutes? Because I did.

Marcus Higgs : I know NOTHING about Blender and should be in bed sleeping, but just watched a 40-minute informative presentation with awesome story writing, a musical number, and special effects. How did Captain D NOT get a standing ovation for that at the end?!? Your creativity amazes me each time. Stay awesome Captain Disillusion!

Dino Spumoni : He's such a brilliant, brilliant performer. So well written and so well rehearsed.

Sheen Sheep : I doubt you're going to see this, but I figured I'd write this anyway. Several years ago, when I was just a kid, I got really interested in 3d. I first got Blender because it was free, and I started messing around with it. There was a time when my mom saw I was starting to get really interested and asked if she should get me a paid alternative so I could do more. I said no, because I never once felt limited by Blender. What you said at 33:45 really resonated with me. Whenever I opened up Blender, in my head I thought, this blank canvas (after deleting the cube) could be anything I wanted it to be, if I just spent the time to learn and practice. And I made some really cool stuff, from animating water and smoke, or doing physics simulations, modeling a figure and animating it, creating an FPS game, etc. The possibilities were endless. However, there was a point where I started putting it on the wayside because of how much of my time it sucked in. I have an enormous amount of respect for Blender's developers and its community. Up to this point, Captain I didn't even know you used Blender. I'm genuinely curious how my life would be different now if I'd stuck with it, but it inspired me to be creative. That creativity stuck with me and today I make music and visuals for my YouTube channel. Anyways, I just wanted to say thank you for making this presentation. It was very inspiring. Maybe I'll pick up Blender again and give it a try for future projects!

chocolatewaffles l : CAPTAIN! We're in a state of emergency! Can you prove... That the DVD logo hit the corner 4 times

LavergneFX : i Should be Studying , But this is a LOT More Interesting.

grant williams : Your talks are insane. 10/10 every time.

Ege Topaloglu : i dont know a thing about blender or 3d animation, but i somehow watched this presentation from start to finish. I've always been attracted to things like video editing and making short movies as long as i have the time for it. This presentation has been inspirational for me so thank you and i think i will try doing stuff on blender.

zcribe : Tried Blender. Got a thing done and I am proud of it. The UX is although like invented by aliens. It makes sense but you have to abandon almost all pre-learned habits you get from any other application.

wcr4 : How can one man have so much talent?

fokGoogol : 24:19 - You CAN delete materials or any other unused data. In the Outliner header dropdown, change "All Scenes" to "Orphan Data", unfold (little + symbol) the objects you wish to purge and press the Purge button top right. Keep mouse cursor there to confirm.

Emil Macko : Legends say that this whole diss at 21:30 was the very thing that sparked the conception of Blender 2.8

Sam Porter : I replicated that video and to fix the distribution i deleted a bunch of the balls to make it flat. That's why the balls move wierdly, they're hitting missing balls that got deleted from the bake.

JJCUBER : So after watching this, I just realized that it was 42 minutes... dang time flew by.

The Branchan : Something about hearing CaptainDisillusion making jokes about Andrew Price and Gleb Alexandrov warms my heart. Also holy heck, what a good talk. Really good presentation skills.

Visitor-05 : These talks are done so well, I just never get bored rewatching any of them

Marius du Plessis : 33:55 I feel like creating an organization for the humane treating of the default cube, so many cubes have needlessly been deleted by you savages! Why not move it off to a side until you need a cube! HOw would you feel if you were deleted every morning you woke, imagine getting up, walking the kitchen, when suddenly, BAM! Out of existence! Walking to make your girlfriend, BAM, deleted! Getting up to play the newly released game you have been waiting for....BAM, deleted!

Joaquin Spandex : Captain D has an incredible skill set, and he's an excellent entertainer. That's a winning combo.

Héctor Tafoya : Whooooooo, that is up to the point! incredible performance, synchronization and even the a cappella song was flawless! you give absolute realism to everything you make.

Brainhorn : I thought Blender was just for Overwatch porn but this is pretty cool too

John Klaasman : did watch the whole freaking length without getting bored a second!

egneva designs : When I say I appreciate your videos a lot, I mean it. remember, this is a live performance in front of the most creative people around the world!

TheNintendoFan37 : “But you didn’t save the user settings” OKAY I FEEL ATTACKED

Dumb Videos : I can't believe I've never seen this channel before. I love this! I'm binge watching all of your videos! Subscribed!!

Versaucey : I wonder how long it takes for you to make a video, the face paint, the editing, the props, etc. You're a one of a kind content creator and one the best on this platform.

Dark Hood Entity : "You can trust Uncle CaptainDisillusion" -CaptainDisillusion2018

Kenny Evans : Crikey, just when you think this guy has done it all, he tops it with this presentation. So much packed in there, so meta, dark, funny, observant, deep, clever, sarcastic, thought provoking and engaging. So glad to be part of such a fantastic group of people.

Nutchapol Salawej : Captain D's talks are always good

J WW : you've sold me a blender and im not even a 3d artist.

Andrew Meyer : That's some _insane_ production value for a conference presentation. Great job!

Some Guy : This is a masterclass in how to give a talk

TrDickens : I put this on to pass a couple minutes since I've already watched it once before. I ended up watching this whole thing again. You do such a good job at presentations and I hope you know your hard work really paid off.

Isaac Clarke : You need the big brain for this... I would need years to do this...

TheMagicat : The Exportal. Nice

JimJim G : I’m really surprised that more people don’t use Blender, the quality is unreal

Josh : anyone else feeling personally attacked by this material tutorial part XD