Ballet Pixelle


The Making of Olmannen - continued

One was the unfortunate timing of broken gestures in Second Life that took several weeks away from us. Also, "Inarra Saarinen" was closed out of Second Life for some reason and so I worked with a limited Alt for several weeks until that was fixed.


During these times, I tried working with both off-the-shelf and custom HUDs, but neither of them gave me all of the functionality that I needed.

There were added lags in a HUD, for example, even though having buttons was nice for the dancers. In closing, this was an exhilirating experience with an absolutely wonderful committed artistic team. We learned an amazing amount of what Second Life can and cannot do, and what virtual and physical dance is and how it interconnects.

We look forward to more exploration in the future.


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Olmannen Overview



Act 1 - The Ice Garden

Seraphette and Namon are happy and together as lovers, bound together by idealized love. However, they become threatened by evil. In order to save Seraphette from this evil, Namon battles the Devangs and agrees to join them. Seraphette eventually dies a broken-hearted, old woman.

Act 2

Act 2 - The Public Alley

Seraphette, dispirited and despairing, has been reincarnated as a dancer who performs with tarts in the public alley. Namon has waited for Seraphette's soul to be reincarnated and he returns to find her again. However, Seraphette has only a vague memory of him and Namon has to fight to remind her of their love. Finally, he reveals himself to her, and she falls in love with him again.

act 3

Act 3 - The Mystical Garden

Their true love allows Namon to be released from evil, and Seraphette to return from her despairing life. Sprites herald their return. They reunite forever in the mystical garden and ascend into "Olmannen", happy in thier realized and true love for each other.