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4 June 2007

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See Behind the Scenes of "Spider-Man 3" at SIGGRAPH 2007

(Chicago, IL) - Ground-breaking discussions will occur as the leading artists on "Spider-Man 3" reveal the creative challenges and technical achievements in creating the triple threat of the movie's dangerous villains at SIGGRAPH 2007, the 34th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques held 5-9 August 2007 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, USA.

For the first time in its history, Sony Pictures Imageworks produced fully articulated, performing CG characters entirely composed of dynamically generated particles and fluids. These digital characters, which embodied key-framed performance animation, interacted with each other and with live-action characters in real and synthetic environments. Academy Award-winning Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Stokdyk, Digital Effects Supervisors Ken Hahn and Peter Nofz, and Animation Director Spencer Cook (all returning for their third "Spider-Man") explore their experience in bringing these legendary characters and this series to life at SIGGRAPH 2007.

"This is just one of many rare opportunities to experience the behind-the-scenes perspective from Hollywood's industry experts," stated Special Sessions Co-Chair Jerome Solomon. "In fact, we have an amazing line up of talent presenting work in 'Shrek,' 'Spider-Man 3,' and the Oscar winner, 'Happy Feet.' Nowhere else but at SIGGRAPH can you find such opportunities to obtain real experience and innovative insights."

SIGGRAPH 2007 will bring an estimated 25,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to San Diego, California, USA for the industry's most respected technical and creative programs focusing on research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web from 5-9 August at the San Diego Convention Center. SIGGRAPH 2007 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 7-9 August 2007. More than 250 international exhibiting companies are expected. Registration for the conference and exhibition is open to the public.

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The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGGRAPH sponsors SIGGRAPH 2007. ACM is an educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.