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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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Unity 5.2 - AudioSource.GetOutputData [no data when source is muted]

SALSA micInput work-around for Unity 5.2 bug

Unity 5.2 AudioSource.GetOutputData Behavior Work-Around: [Update 2015-09-15 : 2053CST] Re-reading the issue-tracker entry, this appears to be the new intended behavior and Unity does not intend to fix it. Exerpt from the issue-tracker page: By Design: - The behaviour of this has changed to fix the conceptually broken behaviour of GetOutputData. - It… View More


SALSA Promo Video - EmotiGuy and Dragon

SALSA Lip-Sync Unity Asset by Crazy Minnow Studio

We leveraged Camera Path Animator and Simple LOD in our latest promo video! Our newest promo video is out, featuring DAZ3D characters EmotiGuy and Dragon. This video demonstrates real-time lip-synchronization using SALSA technology. It also fully leverages the RandomEyes asset (included with SALSA)… View More


SALSA with Randomeyes 1.3.3

New Version 1.3.3: We're happy to announce SALSA with RandomEyes version 1.3.3 has been submitted to the Asset Store. This is a minor release containing a few new features to enhance usability, and provide greater flexibility across implementations. RandomEyes3D We've moved, improved, and made public the previously… View More


SALSA and RT-Voice...a winning pair!

SALSA & RT-Voice logos

SALSA real-time lipsync & RT-Voice runtime text-to-speech We're excited to announce that we've been collaborating with Crosstales, the developers behind RT-Voice, a runtime text-to-speech system, to bring… View More


Results from our first 24-Hour sale on the Unity Asset Store

SALSA 24:HOUR SALE Result

Surprise We had been trying to get our automated lip-sync asset featured in one of Unity‚Äôs sales since our initial product launch over a year ago. On July 15th, I woke up in the morning and checked our sales page, as I normally do, and was shocked and excited when I saw 29 new sales. SALSA… View More


SALSA with RandomEyes v1.3.2 Submitted to the Unity Asset Store

SALSA 1.3.2 Inspector

New Version 1.3.2 Submitted to the Unity Asset Store: SALSA with RandomEyes version 1.3.2 was submitted to the Unity Asset Store. This is a minor release containing a bug fix and the removal of the deprecated debug section from Salsa2D and Salsa3D. The debug… View More


RandomEyes LookTarget - Troubleshooting Tips

RandomEyes Target Tracking Align Gizmo

Troubleshooting the RandomEyes LookTarget feature: If you're having problems getting the LookTarget feature of RandomEyes to look in the desired direction, there are a couple of things you can look at to ensure a smooth process. First and foremost, make sure you have: Attached the RandomEyes component to your character model (prior to… View More


Using 3D Blendshape Assets with 2D Characters for Lip-sync

Creating blendshapes in Blender for SALSA lipsync

Blendshape Lip-sync Animations for 2D Characters SALSA and RandomEyes both work with 2D and 3D assets for lip-sync and eye-movement functionality. Typically, the 2D developer will leverage the asset's sprite animation technology and 3D devs will use the blendshape animation tech. Either of these techniques work and look great in both SALSA and RandomEyes. But what if you want your 2D character to leverage blendshape technology for smooth animation transitions? Unity maintains a pretty solid distinction between sprites and… View More


Unity's WebGL Framework Hinders SALSA

WebGL's Audio Feature-set is Very Limited We've all heard how cool the new WebGL framework will be and we all know how questionable the existing webplayer platform is. Unfortunately, the current WebGL implementation is very lacking in audio processing functionality -- the very functionality that SALSA needs to operate. Unity has been somewhat open about their expectations in the forums lately, concerning the audio layer -- 'not a priority and not on the timeline'. Recently, we discovered they are not leveraging the same API set… View More


Using SALSA Lip-Sync with Master Audio Playlists

Master Audio Unity Asset

Master Audio Playlist Integration with SALSA LipSync: NOTE: A small update (v1.0.2) to the workflow script has been released. Please see the 'Release Notes' section below. We've created a set of helper-scripts to link up Dark Tonic's… View More