This is from the May 1, 2012 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:01:18 Follow-up to Nested Shapes from 4/24/12 Webinar – Bryan demos making a scalloped oval shape using the wrap object to path and then creates nested shapes from the scalloped oval
00:11:20 Bryan shows how to save a project to the MTC Gallery for sharing
00:14:27 User wanted to know if there is a way to automatically move a selected object to the very edge of the lower right corner of the virtual mat – short answer is no but Bryan demos a work around to try to do this; Further discussion on stacking and aligning multiple objects based on the page, the last object selected, the first object selected, etc. (Inkscape and other graphics programs allow for this). Bryan says can’t really do this in MTC but discusses some ideas you could work with. Recommends asking for it on the wish list for future development
00:24:35 User wanted to know if there was a way to select multiple nodes all at one time and move them or delete them together. Short answer is no, but you can move a line segment by holding down the control key and then clicking and dragging the line to where you want it
00:27:00 Can you lock an object so that you can move it only on the x or y axis direction – No (but you can use arrow keys to move only on the x or y axis)
00:28:45 Discussion of where to find best price for a Gazelle cutter
00:30:48 Julies Demo of how to create wavy lattice and placing it inside a shape (a follow-up of discussion and attempts by Bryan and Andy in the 4/24/12 Webinar); Julie then shows how to add the object to your own basic shapes and then how to add it to the MTC Gallery for sharing with others. (See also Julie’s written tutorial available on the MTC_Tuts Yahoo Group)
01:05:10 Is there a way to use the measuring tool in the node editing to keep it in place and then draw with the pencil or Bezier tool? No, but Bryan discusses a possible work around with a couple of the tools
01:09:40 Scanning a file into MTC from your scanner for pixel tracing or texture (NOTE: some scanners won’t work directly with MTC this way, not sure why; alternative is to scan into your computer and save the image and then do a pixel trace)
01:23:00 Is there a limit to the number of objects you can save to “Your Shapes” in the Basic Shapes? Yes, you can start to “overload” your system and cause it to slow down – would depend on your computer system as to how many is too many. Bryan discusses what types of things to save rather than whole projects.
01:29:50 Demo of how to make a “stencil font” so that the middle or insides of letters are not lost (fall out) (See also the 4/3/12 Webinar @ the timestamp of 01:18:00 for similar discussion and demo)