This is from the August 28, 2012 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:01:10 How to convert a sliceform snowflake file that is only available in either a GSD, DXF or PDF file into a file useable by MTC. File with assembly directions can be found here: extremecards.blogspot.com/2010/01/sliceform-snowflake.html
(Note: a PDF file must be a “Vector” PDF file in order to import as a PDF file in MTC. If it is not a Vector PDF, it will appear blank in the import window no matter which option you choose to import (strokes and fills, strokes only, or fills only).
00:11:42 Bryan explains the “Key” to doing a “Boolean Join”
00:17:00 “Homework Challenge” issued by Bryan – see the other sliceforms on the extremecards.blogspot.com site and try to import one of the PDF sliceform files and create a MTC file from it. (See also 01:28:00 Timestamp in this Webinar for further review on line selection and joining lines with node editing)
00:18:55 SusanBluerobot’s demonstration on how to create a circular box (also see Susan’s blog for written information and MTC pattern found here: susanbluerobot.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/round-boxes-as-seen-on-webinar-28th.html )
00:38:40 Julie’s demonstration on how to take a font in MTC and add a flower to it to create a new font. First Julie demonstrates how to get a flower shape into MTC in several different ways. (See also Julie’s written tutorial II.25_Make Some Flowers.pdf found here: groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/files/02_Basic%20Lessons/ )
00:40:20 Creating a flower using Basic Shapes in MTC
00:48:45 Using a Dingbat Font to obtain a flower image from; downloading and opening it with MTC
00:52:12 Doing a google search for an image and then import using “Pixel Trace”
00:55:27 Taking a flower shape and using it to create a new font by modifying an existing font by using the knife tool and welding
01:04:28 Making a TrueType Font with Corel Draw by exporting newly created font out of MTC as an EPS file (See also June 26, 2012 Webinar on creating a TrueType Font with Inkscape found here: vimeo.com/45414631. Also see Kay (cleversomeday’s blog with video on how to create a Font in inkscape found here: cleversomeday.wordpress.com/2010/03/27/video-make-a-font-in-inkscape/ ) (Can also use other software to create similar to this)
Also see Julie’s Tutorial, IV.16_EditAFont.pdf, found here: groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/files/04_Advanced_Lessons/ and Julie’s Flower Font TTF she created (FlowerPowerCurlz.ttf ) can be found here: groups.yahoo.com/group/MTC_Tuts/files/Shared%20MTC%20Files/ )
01:25:11 Bryan demonstrates how to create an array with MTC
01:28:00 Follow-up from Bryan’s demo on editing lines in the snowflake slice form; how to select a single line of an object and to join nodes to closest node to close an open path
01:37:35 Bryan answers a ? from missmay regarding resizing an image that has a “texture” included (this question was from the “Back to School Challenge” thread found on the MTC forum here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/26638/back-to-school-challenge-818-8262012#latest
“. . . I do have a question about resizing.
When I did the shift, and adjust by the corners the shape would resize but the graphics would not. I know they will, just couldn't figure it out! . . .”)
Press and hold the shift key while resizing and this will resize both the outline shape and the texture inside (does not work with stretching, rotating, or warping though)
Press and hold the D key as well as the shift key while resizing to “see” the actual texture while resizing.
If you are trying to resize an image with a “texture” you cannot resize using the Height and Width boxes or the texture will not resize with it.