This is from the August 21, 2012 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:50 What, if any, changes were made between MTC 4.1.0 release and MTC 4.1.1 Release that was posted on Friday, 8/17/12? The ONLY CHANGE between these two versions is the REMOVAL of the Cricut plug-in and the ability of MTC to use that plug-in in future releases. PLEASE NOTE: If you upgrade to MTC version 4.1.1 from any other version, you WILL NOT be able to cut with a Cricut cutter any longer. No additional changes were made to MTC 4.1.1. Any version of MTC from version 4.1.1 and later will no longer work with a cricut machine.
00:03:45 MTC has not “supported” working with a cricut machine since March 16, 2011. However, users of versions prior to MTC version 4.1.1 could still continue to use their earlier versions of MTC with that cutter. In order to continue to do so, you need to ensure your MTC software is BACKED UP. If you lose your MTC for any reason in the future, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET A COPY OF MTC that will work with that cutter. Bryan explains how to download software to your computer in the future so that you can save the install file (.exe) for later installations; how to find the install files on your computer to save from prior downloads; and what files of MTC to backup should you not have the install .exe file to save for backup purposes. (Backup the entire MTC Folder found in your programs folder on your computer).
00:11:35 Bryan discusses the possibility of installing a second version of MTC without overwriting an older version and notes some cautions to be considered before doing so. (Rob @ scrappydew.com is also suppose to have a video on how to do this but I couldn’t find it. If anyone has the link please pass along for us to include.)
Also see follow-up questions on these topics @ timestamp 01:26:20.
00:15:00 How to find what version of MTC you are presently running
00:16:55 some follow-up ?s regarding custom mats and maybe fonts “disappearing” when updating to a new version. Bryan said shouldn’t be happening, he would have Andy look at at.
00:20:17 ? regarding needing Admin rights to install when trying to run MTC from a thumb (USB) drive
00:22:50 Any “basic rules” to know when trying to create 3-D objects in MTC? No real basic “rules”. Bryan suggests looking at other files people have created to see how they did it; breaking things apart to see how they are created, and looking at Julie’s written tutorials on making boxes on the MTC_Tuts Yahoo group.
00:36:52 Julie shows some examples of “cutting pieces” needed to create a 3-D octagon box as an example of things needed to be considered. (See Julie’s tutorials IV.12_MakeAnOctagonBox.pdf and IV.15_MakeABoxWithIntertwinedHeartsEdge.pdf at MTC_Tuts Yahoo Group in the Advanced Files Section found here: groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/files/04_Advanced_Lessons/. These tutorials also include links to the past Webinars that demonstrate how to create these files).
00:39:39 Julie’s demonstration on how to create a 3-D “Pop-up Card” with a baby crib
01:48:50 Follow-up ?s on Julie’s demonstration of 3-D “Pop-up Card”
01:09:00 Bryan shows link to website with 3-D hot air balloons
01:18:00 How to “load” a font so it always appears in MTC (but not load them into the computer’s windows font listings – you don’t want to load them all there as it slows down the computer’s processing speed). Note: there are 3 types of Fonts that MTC recognizes: (1) TrueType Fonts (TTF), (2) OpenType Fonts (OTF), and (3) OpenPath Fonts (OPF, thin fonts, pen fonts only recognized by MTC)
Also see ScrappyDew.com’s Tutorial: scrappydew.com/mtcclassroom/quickguide/?addingfonts
01:26:20 Follow-up ?s on Installing MTC version 4.1.1 – User wants to know how to save your “basic shapes” and a user getting a new computer and wants to transfer their old copy of MTC to the new computer
01:31:45 Susan provides a site that has artwork that can be used commercially
01:32:09 How to load a “dingbat” into MTC – Bryan discusses how to do so if it is a “dingbat font” and what to do if it is not a font but graphics.