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Do modelers love headphones or what?

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Every video I see that goes behind the scenes of a game dev team and shows them working on a project, I *always* see the animators wearing headphones. Why is it that? Are they listening to music or what? WikedGamer

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Are they listening to music or what?


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You dumbass.

Of course they are listening to music.

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You dumbass.

Of course they are listening to music.

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Come on, use the imagination! How ''bout them being alien-crafted robots that need to be somehow connected with their masters... in this case, the medium is a pair of headphones? Really, who would want to spend hours at a time trying to make someone''s rear glide through the air seamlessly?

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You will find that in a professional game dev environment the majority of workers are all seperated by cubicles rather than rooms. If everybody listened to their music, which a lot of them want to do, using speakers there would be an awful clash. As a result you will find a rule of people using headphones only.

I get the feeling you see more modellers and animators listening to music because I often find lyrics to be distracting when I code. I certainly can''t write and listen to music. In the case of modelling / animating, there is ess use of language so people singing in your ear is less annoying.

Hope that clears it up for ya buddy.

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[quote]Are they listening to music or what?

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You dumbass.
Of course they are listening to music.
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Drevay, why are you always flaming newbie programmers that are asking questions? I see alot of replies by you flaming people that are learning and asking a question. What did they do to you, that you need to flame them? If you have something usefull to add to a discussion, go ahead, otherwise don''t post.

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I get the feeling you see more modellers and animators listening to music because I often find lyrics to be distracting when I code. I certainly can''t write and listen to music. In the case of modelling / animating, there is ess use of language so people singing in your ear is less annoying.



Lol I can write ánd listen to music at the same time =)

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Man, it does my nut in. I just can''t concentrate when someone is singin in my ear.

Obviously, it''s just me.
Maybe I should upgrade myself to a multitasking brain?

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Drevay, why are you always flaming newbie programmers that are asking questions? I see alot of replies by you flaming people that are learning and asking a question. What did they do to you, that you need to flame them? If you have something usefull to add to a discussion, go ahead, otherwise don''t post.



More or less what I would say, the only difference being that if you [Drevay] continue, I''ll find a way to remove you from my forum. Now if that can only be done by removing you from all of the forums then so be it. I don''t mind you being here, but behave yourself. Flaming belongs in the experenced forums, where they can kick your ass if you step out of line.

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Interesting. As a show of hands, how many programmers find music distracting? Maybe this is why I can never get anything done.

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Lyrical? Yes. Coding along, then boom. I just typed in the last stanza instead of the function I was writing.
Instrumental? No. Actually quite soothing.

(Exception to lyrical: Foreign languages. If you can''t understand it, how can you write it?)

Curse you windows and your poor explanation of my errors!!!

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I listen to Music all day at my work, I''m a programmer and the Lyrics don''t really bother me... I try to keep the music fresh so that I don''t alway know all the words that way I''m not as distracted.. I also find that on some Projects I need loud music and other projects I need soft music...

Now keep in mind I''m a Web Developer.. and when I go home and program my personal game projects alot of the time I don''t have any music, however i have the TV behind me on.. usually Hockey or something like that..

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I listen to music while coding sometimes but usually I find that when I''m actually coding, the song goes unnoticed but when I am pondering something I notice it. But I suck at programming so maybe it''s not a good idea

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I sometimes just put mine on to stop people talking to me, or listen to the news.

Music is not the only sound to come out of headphones. Noise cancelling headphones exist, this allows them to NOT listen to other people''s music.

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Ture, music is not the only reason I use headphones. If I''m playing a game with killer sound I like to put em on and crank it sometimes.

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I get the feeling you see more modellers and animators listening to music because I often find lyrics to be distracting when I code. I certainly can''t write and listen to music. In the case of modelling / animating, there is ess use of language so people singing in your ear is less annoying.

I find music keeps me focused when I code, but when I write a paper or something, the lyrics distract me.

I also find that when I listen to hard stuff, I comment less and get the algorithm coded faster than if I listen to soft stuff. This is pretty interesting. I should just listen to hard stuff all the time. But when I listen to soft stuff, the algorithm is usually of better quality.




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I have my heavy metal playlist running all the time!

I have a tendency to start drumming with my feet though.. And whistle the guitar solos =D That equals bad code.

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If you are coding, then it is probably a good idea to listen to music without lyrics (techno, rave, final fantasy :D). It is always good to be able to listen to music from your favorite game and not be concerned with lyrics (or at least no lyrics you can understand -- ff8 used latin lyrics in my fav song off that game).

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