Ground-breaking discussions will occur as the leading artists on Spider-Man 3 will 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. More details are available at www.siggraph.org/s2007.

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