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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 with RandomEyes, 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!

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New FUSE Lip-Sync Workflow in Version 1.3.0

FUSE workflow custom inspector for easy lip-sync

Greatly simplified lip-sync workflow for FUSE Character Creator models using SALSA with RandomEyes Coming soon in the version 1.3.0 update of our Unity asset, the workflow for Mixamo FUSE models is hugely simplified. Automatic lip-sync can now be added to these highly-detailed models… View More


SALSA Lip-Sync Offers Its First Unity Asset Voucher Giveaway

Automatic Lip-Sync with SALSA with RandomEyes Unity Asset

Hey lip-sync automation fans! In celebration of making it into the top-10-paid category for Editor Animation extentions, we wanted to do something spontaneous. This past Friday, we wrapped up our first… View More


Lip-Sync and Eye-Movement Manuals for SALSA with RandomEyes

Unity Asset SALSA with RandomEyes Package Manual Product Image

SALSA with RandomEyes Manuals Available Online We've converted our lip-sync and eye-movement product manuals to an online format. Our hopes are that this change will better facilitate potential… View More


SALSA with RandomEyes 1.3 preview - Custom Shapes

Unity asset SALSA with RandomEyes development update

We've been hard at work on some new 1.3 features, and we thought we'd take a minute to show off a couple. In RandomEyes3D custom shapes, we've replaced the [Custom Shape Count] field with an add button that adds one new custom shape per click, and added a new delete button [X] to every custom shape, so you'll have granular control when managing your custom shapes. We've also added a new auto-link button that will automatically link all available BlendShapes. Just above the button, you'll find a check box that, when… View More


The History of Unity Lip-Sync Asset - SALSA with RandomEyes

Crazy Minnow Studio Unity Asset and Game Development

The response we get from our Unity asset, SALSA with RandomEyes, is kind of funny. People either think,  "Wow, that's awesome!" or "Hrmmm, it's OK, but not very accurate." - primarily focusing on the lip-sync aspect of the Unity package. Unfortunately, the group wanting Pixar results doesn't really understand what the asset… View More


Unity Asset Purchasing Choice

Unity Asset Store Development Tool SALSA with RandomEyes Lip-Sync

For those of you that have been following our recent attempt to update SALSA with RandomEyes to version 1.2 on the Unity Asset Store, you've seen our pain and… View More


Leadwerks Game Engine v3.2

Laser Deflection Game Development Sample

I've recently been trying out the latest Leadwerks Game Engine v3.2 that now distributes solely through the Steam platform. It's a Lua and C++ engine built on top of OpenGL 4.0, OpenAL, and Newton Dynamics. The engine is available as an Indie Edition (Lua - $99), and a Standard Edition (C++/Lua - $198), with no royalties. It provides good image, sound, and model support, including a Blender… View More