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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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Make TextMesh Pro Font Assets Responsive to Language Localization Switching

Language Manager Editor

TextMesh Pro is Awesome! Localization is Awesome! This asset set will demonstrate one method for making TextMesh Pro components responsive to language changes in your app/game. In other words, some languages use characters that are not present in all fonts -- this requires the use of different font assets. It's easy to switch between font assets in… View More


Voice Chat with Real-Time Lip-Synchronization!

Dissonance Voice Chat logo

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


Using SALSA Lip-Sync with Photon Voice

Locate PUN Server Settings

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


Unity Microphone Input Asset - micInput-lite

SALSA add-on micInput-lite real-time microphone input for lip-sync

micInput-lite is a real-time, Unity microphone input asset (currently free for use with SALSA lip-sync) micInput-lite v1.6.0 is the current stable release version. ~ supports run-time instantiation and flexible AudioSource components… View More


SALSA Lipsync - Simple, Flexible, Quality

A quick demonstration of SALSA 1-click lipsync, eye movement, and facial animation on Autodesk Character Generator, Fuse Character Creator, Daz3D, and MCS (Morph 3D) characters, using recorded audio, live microphone input, and runtime text-to-speech using the… 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


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


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


Video Tutorial: Easy Lip-Sync for Autodesk Character Generator Models

Autodesk Lip-Sync Workflow 2.0

Lip-sync & Eye-movement Video Tutorial for Autodesk Character Generator: A new video tutorial has been published, demonstrating wiring up lip-sync and eye-movement for Autodesk Character Generator models, using SALSA with RandomEyes. With the release of SALSA with RandomEyes v1.3, the workflow for implementing lip-sync and eye-movement for ACG has been radically… View More


Using Mixamo Fuse Character Creator with SALSA with RandomEyes

Unity Asset Mixamo Fuse Development Support for SALSA with RandomEyes Lip-Sync

This all new workflow brings 1-click SALSA setup to Mixamo Fuse Characters. We leveraged features in 1.3.3 to create our CM_FuseSync script, along with a custom inspector, that provides a unique shape group capability that creates a great default setup, while also extending full shape group… View More