You know music can be a very powerful tool. It takes people in a world of their own where they can focus on the things they are doing and enjoy them as they listen to the vocals or the beat the song is making
What our survey found
We carried out a survey on Facebook were we asked over 100 people to engage on our post and tell us about what they think of music and if they usually prefer listening to music when they are doing work on blender.
Our survey had two side of the story
We had two groups of blender users who gave out two varrying opinions on wether they love listen to music when using blender , and others replied that they hardly listen to music since it tend to distrub them.
What is blender and why is music necessarily?
Blender is an open source 3D modeling, animation software which people can freely download on windows, Mac, and Linux. And use it to for sculpting video production, animation and VFX effects.
Working with blender can be tiresome, it demands concentration, dealing with alot of options and tools can take time and demand full focus yet music does help people concetrate or at least enjoy what they are doing so that they shouldn't get bored easily
Getting bored easily before someone finished work might mean work won't be done and music is their to offer some kind of boost for people to bear the harsh reality that they would have to wait for things like rendering images or waiting for barking simulation to complete.
From what our survey picked up , we learnt that a large number of blender users really love listening to music depending on the stages of product development on which they are on. Others like to listen to music when they are animating while others consider music to be a distraction and do not want to listen to it at all.
What type of music do people mostly like to listen to?
From our data we realised the type of music people listen to when they are working with blender also mattered and a group of people surprisingly said they listen to Skyrim video game Music where they have saved the playlist on YouTube or somewhere and they put it on repeat when Working with the open source software blender.
Others said they hardly listen to music with vocals in them and resort to playing instrumental music like non copyright villion music and anything that is cinematic but without vocals.
The kind of music they listened to Also mattered depending on the development stage on which they were on
The development stage on which they were on also mattered and directly affected the type of music they preferred to listen to.
For instance others hardly listened to music unless they are doing animations and once they are working on animating something that is when they turn the mp3 volume up and listen to music.
The following are comments taken from the Facebook group and the names of the people who choose to contribute
"none, I listen or view tv on monitor to my right"
"I listen to music with minimal or no lyrics. I find voices can distract me when I need to focus."
"I like to focus on the task at hand rather than what's going on around me."
"Rival consoles, Lorn, Robot Koch, Max Cooper, Clark, All India Radio, Carpenter Brut, Pertubator. Each has their own flavor. Mostly instrumentals."
"monolink, any relaxation/meditation music, ambient music"
"The best option is - listen to Karl Pilkington. Starting with the XFM days"
"as a music lover i dont because my mind swim with the music staring at the blender cube for hours doing nothing"
Abdulmalik Baba Abubakar
"I pay attention to what I am working on. Listening to music while doing some serious work is not for me."
"Regina Spector, Amy winehouse, Ed Sheeran"
Dababy and roddie rich,the Rockstar
"I have a strong opinion that uplifting or soothing instrumental music is the way to go for creative projects. Hence the popularity of relax/study/chill live streams. My personal go-tos when modeling are:
1. Tomasz Bednarczyk – Let’s Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow (ambient)
2. Best of Bach on YouTube
3. Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica (experimental electronic)
4. Steve Reich – Music For 18 Musicians
5. Any Four Tet album"
"I look up "epic anime music" to make me feel awake.
Then I chill down at the end of the day with nujabes"
"All from pop to metal to lofi .. (except for rap)"
"I listen to a podcast called “time suck"
Christian Jesse Guajardo
"I always turn on the exploration music from Elder Scrolls Oblivion. Sometimes Skyrim.
I love the music and games.
It has no lyrics and I listen to the 10 hour version. So I don't have to waste time choosing a new song.
Plus it's easy listening in the background so you can focus more on the task at hand."
"Classical music. Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Bach, and Holt.
Then at the moment there is no voice,it's good. Only instrumental. Best drug on earth to drift away only with sound"
"depends on the mood of the work. Metal, Ambient, Drum N Bass, Hi Hop / R&B. Typically instrumentals in any of those genres. The vocal typically distract me from my work but the instrumental tracks help me keep focused and inspired. I find that Drum and Bass (break core, liquid, jungle, ect.) keeps me motivated and inspired the most. Especially with great headphones"
"Classics of current composers which became kind of mainstream nowadays but still love it I would recommend anything from Ludovico Einaudi, anything from Max Richter, especially his recomposed Quatre seasons, Phillip Glass, Hans Zimmer of course and recently I came across cool music by Olafur Arnalds"
"No music while working. I am 100% into blender or 100% into music. Both is not possible"
"I switch on music while working but I never listen to it because I get lost in blender that everything around me disappears and gets muted. Does this happen to anyone else"
"Everything! Da baby, Migos, Linkin Park, Panic at the disco, Gucci Mane, Miley Cyrus, Lil Bow wow, Warren G, Nate dogg, Snoop Dogg, Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Lil Uzi, Backstreet boyz, 3rd strike, TUPAC,Almost any Jpop or anime music, and Songs from tv shows like Power and Empire pretty much anything i can Rock 2. No drake tho cant be crying at work"
"Epic music from two steps from hell, ivan torrent and so on, turns every project into something epic from the start on"
"Mostly it’s listening to crap on YouTube like Ghost Adventures, Kitchen Nightmares or Lew Later etc. or like have Brooklyn Nine Nine on the background.
When it comes to music if I’m doing a Star Wars or Jurassic Park scene I’ll just be absent minded my humming the themes crazy, until I wanna cut my ears off"
We had honest response from all the 87 people who choose to contribute to our little survey and share with us their honest opinion when it comes to Working with blender and listening to music. If you feel like you have something to say comment down your vuews