This is from the January 10, 2012 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:01:20 Trouble getting connection with MTC and the Cameo
(Note: Be sure you have correct Plug-in from MTC 2.0.1 to work with Cameo)
00:02:43 How to convert your purchased GSD & Silhouette files to use with MTC (need to do screen capture, then do a pixel trace inside MTC)
(Note: Users of Silhouette Designer Software version 1.9 and 2.0 can save as SVG file from inside SSDE and then import SVG into MTC – See Julie’s MTC Tutorial in her Yahoo Group (MTC_Tuts) for detailed information.
00:04:12 Cutting a zig zag through a shape so that you have two parts with a zig zag cut through both ends (shows how to do using node editing tools (free hand or pencil tool, Bezier tool and the eraser tool)
00:05:34 Bezier Tool to do zig zag (easiest method)
00:07:55 Freehand (pencil) tool t odo zig zag
00:15:50 Eraser Tool to do Zig Zag
00:19:14 Using Basic Shapes to make the zig zag consistent in size\
00:22:40 Why the knife tool wouldn’t work to make the zig zag
00:24:54 Using the “snapping” tool to make placement on mat more consistent
00:26:30 When using a basic shape, will points cut “sharp” or will swivel of blade prevent a sharp coner
00:29:23 Use of the “round cap” when using the “fat path” options with the Free Hand (pencil) and Bezier Tool (Note: Fat path lets you choose both line style and the end cap style of the line)
00:33:00 Trying to use the embossing Tool – what type of mat is needed
00:37:00 What about “cutting” and “scoring” on a “soft” mat (embossing mat)
(Short answer: don’t use the “soft” mat; use regular mat and vary pressure and blade depth. Helpful if cut lines and score lines are on separate layers)
00:39:09 Can a Pazzle Embossing mat be used with a Zing (Probably can)
00:39:36 Can you use one of those thicker “self healing” mats used by sewers/quilters in your cutting machine – Short answer from Bryan – unsure, you could give it a try; Note: some manufacturers recommend against using such mats long term due to its weight and thickness – could use possibly sparingly)
00:40:14 Julie’s Method (MTC Tuts Yahoo Group) for cutting and scorings: regular blade, put cut lines and score lines on separate layers, reduce pressure and blade depth and “score” (barely scratch surface), increase pressure and blade depth and then “cut”.
00:42:25 Could you use PNC Registration Marks with 2 mats (i.e. Use PNC registration marks for alignment, use soft mat to do score lines and then switch to regular mat and do the cut lines) Short answer: probably not
00:45:09 New Zing User wanting to score and cut a box
00:46:00 User wants to know if MTC will work with a cutter not specifically listed as a “supported cutter” on the MTC download page (Short answer Andy, MTC Developer) has to have a machine to create a plug-on for it so that it can be listed as a “supported machine). You can try MTC;s free trial and the different plug-ins already available to see if it will work with your machine.
00:50:20 Question about finding “old” Webinars recorded before MTC starting using Vimeo to record and store Webinars (Caveat: when viewing old webinars – many are using older versions of MTC so may look different. All functionality is still there, but may be in different areas, etc.)
00:54:20 Gazelle Question
00:57:40 Figuring out where things are on the virtual mat versus where it will cut on the actual mat (user with ? was using a cricut with a 12x24 mat but info. Applies in general to most cutters) (See also 01:27:10 this video for followup ?)
01:07:20 Is there any way to rotate an object and have its texture rotate at the same time (simple answer is no – to rotate both the object and its texture the user would need to do it outside of MTC before pixel tracing the object . Should be able to do so using most any free raster editing program.)
01:09:15 Are you limited to 300% when scaling texture
01:12:50 Using “knifepoint”
01:14:25 How is the zing mat loaded into the machine
01:16:22 How can you do a “fill” in an object for use with the embossing, engraving or pen tools so that it is “filled” in
01:24:40 Will Zing cut the embossing metals
01:27:10 A Followup ? on where designs cut on actual mat – any ideas for videos to checkout (Check out Rob from ScrappyDew’s – he has several videos also check out past Webinars).
01:38:32 ? about using 8 ½ x 11 paper versus 12 x 12 paper