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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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UMA 2 Lipsync using SALSA with RandomEyes

UMA 2 - Unity Multipurpose Avatar is an amazing character generation system, and we're thrilled to announce the release of our workflow for adding SALSA lipsync and RandomEyes eye movement and blinking to your UMA 2 characters. SALSA with RandomEyes, for 3D characters, is a BlendShape-based system, while UMA 2 is a bone-based system. The key features in UMA 2 that allows us to add support are the UMAExpressionSet… View More


Experimental: SALSA & UMA 2

This is an experimental demonstration of SALSA lipsync on an UMA 2 character. This is our first pass to add support, but we hope to offer official support soon. We're excited to add UMA support to our growing list of supported character generation systems (Fuse Character Creator, Autodesk Character Generator, Daz3D, MCS by Morph… 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 1-Click Lipsync for MCS(Morph 3D) models

SALSA with RandomEyes now supports MCS models from Morph… View More


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


Run OGRE Run! - Postmortem

Run OGRE Run is an infinite runner, where you (the OGRE) run through a medieval village causing mayhem. With an angry mob hot on your heels, and an outraged citizenry hurling anything they can get their hands on at you. You must avoid obstacles, dodge weapons, consume pies, and drink ale along the way to stay one step ahead. We're a… View More


Run OGRE Run!

Run OGRE Run Ludum Dare 33 endless runner

We finished our Ludum Dare 33 game jam entry. Run OGRE, Run! (a cute little endless runner) was built in 72hrs for the jam! We'll post a breakdown of our process and approach after the jam is over, and we've had a chance to catch up on sleep. Until… View More