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Welcome to Crazy Minnow Studio! We are a small indie software development team primarily focused on game development using the Unity engine. Our pipeline includes: games, game development tools and assets, and video tutorial production. Check out our Unity lip sync asset, SALSA Lip-Sync, available on the Unity Asset Store. Follow our blog for updates on our Unity asset and game development, as well as other happenings in indie game development.

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Using MakeHuman Characters with SALSA Lipsync

We're very excited to announce SALSA support for MakeHuman characters using our free SalsaSync add-on. This free add-on allows you to create a custom map to link SALSA and RandomEyes output to MakeHuman exported characters using the workflow outlined below. If you're not familiar with MakeHuman, check the website for more information. There are multiple programs used to achieve this workflow, and… View More


SALSA v2.0 devBlog

UPDATE (2017-09-17): Most of the 3D features are finalized and in place. Now we're focusing on 2D elements. Still no release date -- sorry. SALSA v2.0 is coming! Likely you have already seen some of the teaser videos we have published, showing off the quality gains over SALSA 1.x. If not, head over to our YouTube channel to take a peek. The response and excitement for SALSA 2.0 is growing and with that, there are a lot of questions. This post will… View More


Voice Chat with Real-Time Lip-Synchronization!

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Using SALSA with Dissonance Voice Chat The Crazy Minnow and Placeholder Software teams have been working behind the scenes to bring real-time lip-sychronization and networked voice-chat together in an awesome-sauce concoction of delectable goodness. The latest versions of the two products… View More


SALSA add-on for UMA DCS

We're very excited to announce the release of our new SALSA add-on for UMA DCS. This support package is for the UMA 2.5+ Dynamic Character System (DCS) released May 21, 2017.  *NOTE: RandomEyes 3D normally supports unlimited custom BlendShapes used for facial expression; however, since UMA DCS characters have no BlendShapes, this feature is unavailable on UMA DCS characters. Instead, we provide custom facial… View More


Using SALSA Lipsync in Adventure Creator

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Adventure Creator added official lip-sync support for SALSA in version 1.43. While this release added integrated support for Salsa2D, Salsa3D already worked in previous releases of Adventure Creator through the Dialogue : Play speech Action. Click… View More


SalsaSync - Flexible SALSA map for custom characters

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We offer 1-click synchronization scripts for many of the mainstream character generation systems,  but what do you do if you want to use SALSA with your custom made characters that don't have SALSA spec BlendShapes, or a character system we don't have a 1-click setup script for? This is why we created SalsaSync, a flexible universal free add-on for mapping SALSA and RandomEyes processed values onto your characters BlendShapes and… View More


SALSA text-to-lipsync using TextSync

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TextSync is a free add-on for SALSA lipsync that adds text-based simulated lipsync to your SALSA enabled characters. Simply add TextSync to your SALSA enabled character, set the desired words-per-minute rate, and pass text to the TextSync.Say method. SALSA will simulate lipsync to the text for the duration calculated from the words-per-minute setting. 03/27/2017 - v1.1 beta. Free add-on… View More


SALSA lipsync with Freedom's Gate characters

We're very excited to announce SALSA support for Freedom's Gate characters using our free SalsaSync add-on. This free add-on allows you to create a custom map to link SALSA and RandomEyes output to your Freedom's Gate character. If you're not familiar with Freedom's Gate characters, check the developers website for… View More


SALSA ActionClips for Cinematic Sequencer - SLATE (beta)

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We're very excited to announce the public beta release of our new SALSA ActionClips for Cinematic sequencer - SLATE. This free add-on provides essential SALSA and RandomEyes function access to the fantastic cinematic sequencer by Paradox Notion. If you're not familiar with SLATE, check the developers website for more… View More


Using SALSA Lip-Sync with Photon Voice

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Use SALSA and Photon Voice for networked, multi-player character lip-synchronization! Tested with Unity 5.5, SALSA 1.4.0, and Photon Voice 1.8 (2017-01-31): ~ Real-Time Lip-Sync with networked voice transmission ~ What's cooler than real-time character lip-sync animations? Networked voice transmissions with real-time lip-sync! This blog post will… View More