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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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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


Dialogue System for Unity - SALSA lip sync video tutorial

Pixel Crushers released a video tutorial demonstrating SALSA with RandomEyes integration in Dialogue System for Unity. These two assets make a great combination for adding rich story elements, lip sync, and character to any… 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


SALSA (lip-sync) with RandomEyes (eye-movement) v1.3 Now Live on the Unity Asset Store

Lip-sync Eye-movement Unity Asset

Lip-sync and Eye-movement Asset Updated (Release Notes): Version 1.3 of our automatic lip-synchronization and eye-movement asset, SALSA with RandomEyes, is now available on the Unity… View More


Using Fuse Character Creator with SALSA Lipsync

Adobe Fuse CC logo

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 customization. PLEASE NOTE: These… View More


Using Autodesk Character Generator with SALSA With RandomEyes

Unity Asset Development Support for SALSA with RandomEyes lip-sync

This all new workflow brings 1-click SALSA setup to Autodesk Character Generator Characters, and introduces new default shape groups that produce great looking results. We leveraged new features in 1.3.3 to create our new CM_AutodeskSync script, along with a custom inspector, that provides a unique shape… View More


SALSA with RandomEyes v1.3.0 Final Submitted to the Unity Asset Store

Automatic eye-movement Custom Inspector

New Version 1.3.0 Submitted to the Unity Asset Store: Last night, version 1.3.0-final of our 5-star-rated, automatic lip-sync and eye-movement asset (SALSA with RandomEyes) was submitted to the Unity Asset Store. This version brings a better lip-sync and eye-movement experience with Unity… View More


RandomEyes Video Tutorial - Basics & New Features (LookTarget)

LookTarget settings available in RandomEyes v1.3

New RandomEyes video tutorial available on our YouTube channel: We've published a new video tutorial covering our automatic eye-movement asset, RandomEyes (included in our automatic lip-sync package, SALSA). The basics of creating eye-movement are… View More


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