errm sry, but where do you see subD modeling in cinema ? nowhere, right, because its not included there are only “hypernurbs” and those are nothing else than meshsmooth (dunno how polysmoothing is called in xsi) in xsi !
the new clothilde - yes, thats absolutely awesome ! i played around with it and was very impressed by it i think maxon did a great job with new refined modelingtools, too ! feels a bit like meshsurgery, but accuracy in modeling is a foreign word for cinema users…
another thing is the pricing of c4d - the renderer cant compare with mentalray and the material system cant compare, too ! also the nla-based animation system is ahead to cinemas. but even so its more expensive than xsi, so i think i did the right decision.
p.s. excuse my poor english