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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.

Welcome to theMinnow's Blog. Here you'll find a collection of posts on all manner of minnowy subjects, primarily focused on our Unity assets and indie game development. We'll also be shamelessly plugging our latest Unity asset, SALSA with RandomEyes, available on the Unity Asset Store. We have a rapidly growing collection of tutorials and video tutorials you can quickly get to using the Categories shortcuts. To check out our projects, like SALSA with RandomEyes, use the Projects menu item to the left. You can also search for posts using the search bar at the top right. Follow us on Twitter to get our latest updates. Whatever your preference, ENJOY!

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Emotion system for SALSA with RandomEyes

This slide shows off the capabilities of a more detailed model with 3 very distinct emotions. Each of these 'looks', and an infinite variety more, will be programmatically accessible to work beautifully with SALSA and… View More


QUICK-TIP: Driving Eye Movement With Curves in RandomEyes

Some really cool eye movements can be acheived using a simple, but powerful feature in RandomEyes, the Look Target in conjunction with the Animation Curves editor. The Look Target links a GameObject to the component and calculates eye movment based on relative location of the object to the eyes. This tip will be utilizing RandomEyes3D, most of the discussion will also apply to RandomEyes2D. Here's a quick demo of what it looks… View More


Upcoming SALSA with RandomEyes 1.1 feature demo

Here's a quick video to demonstrate some of the new features we're working on for the upcoming 1.1 release. This example is using the event parameter passed in the custom shape event to iterate through the list of available custom shapes. The Console shows these parameter details and parameter details contained in the RandomEyes look event parameter. The events and event recipients are controlled independently for maximum flexibility. A code example that demonstrates catching the events and reading parameter… View More


QUICK-TIP: Limit RandomEyes Movement To Quadrants

In our previous QUICK-TIP (Configure SALSA With Fewer BlendShapes), we showed you how to use fewer blendshapes on your model with the SALSA component. In this article, we'll show you how you can use a similar technique to restrict the awesome eye movement in RandomEyes to certain quadrants, while maintaining some random movement. We'll be demonstrating this using RandomEyes3D; although the principals are the same for RandomEyes2D. RandomEyes gives you the ability to… View More


QUICK-TIP: Configure SALSA With Fewer BlendShapes

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We've gone to great extents to make SALSA look as good as possible with as few blendshapes as possible. However, for those of you that would like to try SALSA with fewer blendshapes, this is possible as well, and the results are pretty good. For the purposes of this article, we'll be using SALSA 3D, but the principles work with SALSA 2D as well. SALSA uses four (4) mouth positions in normal operation. This requires the configuration of 4 basic mouth shapes on your model. However, you can implement SALSA with 1 - 4 shapes;… View More


SALSA with RandomEyes, available now in the Unity Asset Store

SALSA with RandomEyes has been approved for inclusion in the Unity Asset Store! Pick up your copy today for only $25! Asset Store Unity Forum Announcement SALSA with… View More


theMinnow Has a New Website!

Crazy Minnow is super excited to announce the launch of our new web site and forum system! We've dumped our Wordpress system in favor of a much more flexible and streamlined content management system called ProcessWire. We feel that this releases our creative and technical shackles and will allow us to better grow with our endeavors. It's no coincidence that Crazy Minnow announced the… View More