Hong Kong is an interesting place. I should know I’ve lived here for a while now.
Like a lot of Asian cities there are loads of opportunities to get hold of illegal copies of any type of software. I’ve seen everything, Maya, Max, Lightwave, Renderman, Shade… all going for about $5 US. So why would anyone bother with blender?
I’m just coming up to the end of preparing a short demo reel of animation and as part of the deal will have to produce a report detailing what I have learned, what blender is suitable for and make a comparison with other packages. Obviously a whole chunk will be on free software issues etc.
I made a decision to go with blender about a year ago, and would be interested in talking to anyone in HK that is using it. Right now it seems it’s just me.