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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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Single-Sided Emission In Blender Cycles

Blender Settings for Cycles Emission node setup 3

I recently had a desire/need to limit the light from my Cycles light panels (lights created from mesh objects with emission materials). I searched high and low and eventually found some indications that this might be possible in the nodes setup of the emission material. The default action in Blender Cycles is that mesh materials are visible from both sides, whether they are emissive or not. This particular behavior is a bit different from what you see in some 3D viewports, such as with game engines like Unity, where the backside of a face… View More


RandomEyes3D - Exclude custom shapes from random selection

RandomEyes3D random selection exclusion

While using SALSA with RandomEyes in another project, it became clear that we needed a way to use the random custom shape feature from RandomEyes3D, but we also wanted the ability to exclude certain custom shapes from the random shape selection process so that the excluded shapes could be activated from another process using the API. This simple but useful feature will be available in the next 1.2… View More


SALSA Quick Start - 04 - SALSA Inspectors

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Blender: Working With Shape Keys - Part III

The next part of the Working With Shape Keys in Blender series has been posted. This installment goes over some shape key gotchas and how to fix or work around them.… View More


Blender: Working With Shape Keys - Part II

Part II has been uploaded to our YouTube channel. This video demonstrates making some basic facial expression shape keys.… View More


Blender: Working With Shape Keys - Part I

In support of our Unity Asset - SALSA with RandomEyes, we've started another video series, "Working With Shape Keys in Blender"! Several videos are planned in the series. This initial video briefly discusses shape keys (blend shapes, morph targets, etc.) and the shape key interface in Blender. If you're curious about shape keys, this is a great place to… View More


SALSA Quick Start - 03 - RandomEyes2D and RandomEyes3D

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SALSA Quick Start - 02 - Salsa2D and Salsa3D

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SALSA Quick Start - 01 - Intro

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