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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 best-selling 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 LipSync Suite, use the Unity 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!

theMinnow's Blog

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SALSA 1-Click lipsync for iClone

iClone logo

New workflow brings 1-click SALSA setup to iClone characters with default shape groups that produce great looking results. We leveraged SALSA features to create our new CM_iCloneSync 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


SQLite for BGE available now on the Blender Market

SQLite for BGE feature image

Our first Blender Game Engine asset! Now available on the Blender Market. SQLite for BGE is a collection of Blender Python scripts that facilitate easy, multi-platform-compliant, sqlite database programming within the Blender Game Engine. Using four simple functions, you can integrate SQL-based saved-data and look-ups into your real-time projects.  Check… View More


Launcher Wizard for Ubuntu

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Let me start by saying I'm a Windows guy. I'm not always thrilled with Windows desktop iterations, and often seemingly misguided direction changes, but with a long history in Information Systems I find myself more productive on Windows. I'm also a super fanboy of the .NET framework, and other brilliant software underpinnings that… View More


UMA 2 Lipsync using SALSA with RandomEyes

This add-on is no longer supported, click here to switch to our UMA-DCS add-on. 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… 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