This is from the September 25, 2012 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:49 Bryan explains where to find the most recent up-to-date release of MTC and the various cutter “plug-ins. “ He then discusses saving the file as a download before installing (make-the-cut.com/downloads.aspx (Note: Version 4.1.0 is the last version that works with a Cricut. The present release is version 4.1.1 and WILL NOT work with a Cricut even if you had the Cricut plug-in.)
00:05:42 Julie gives a demonstration on how to create a Cake Favor Box with a “purse box” as shown in this youtube video found here: youtube.com/watch?v=HSSBnABv8JY&feature=player_embedded
PLEASE NOTE: There is a gap in the recording at about 00:42:46 due to a problem with Bryan's system. (There are about 4 minutes missing.)
01:06:00 Bryan demos how to flow text into a shape in Inkscape using the Envelope Extension (he says there is also a Bezier Envelope Extension that can be used but he was unable to show it)
01:19:00 Bryan demonstrates how to use the “inset shadow” to clean up an image that did not have a close trace for a “print and cut” to eliminate white edges
01:32:10 Bryan explains how to export a file from MTC to an SVG file while keeping the layers and the colors. He also explains why you might want to save a file as an SVG File.
01:46:40 Bryan discusses how to keep the correct size of an image when importing into MTC. MTC exports as 90 DPI, same as Inkscape’s default. (Illustrator’s is 72, Corel Draw is 300 or 1, while Silhouette Studio uses 25 or 26)
01:49:55 Bryan reviews again how to download and save the MTC.exe (executable file) to save for backup purposes. He then explains how to find the MTC program folder to backit up if you don’t have the .exe file. He also suggests looking at Scrappydew.com for videos on how to install and run 2 versions of MTC on 1 computer; searching the forum for older threads discussing how to backup MTC and/or watching prior Webinar videos that detail this information as well.
01:55:05 Bryan reviews how to back-up “Your Shapes,” the MTC installed fonts, any customized mat settings, or any “presets” you have saved for conical wrap or the Bezier tool. He then reviews how to restore those settings if you need to reinstall MTC.
01:59:00 Bryan discusses how to “share” those files (“Your Shapes”, customized mats, and “presets”) if you have more than 1 computer with MTC on it (desktop and a laptop for example)
02:10:00 Bryan reviews what the “offset” to a blade is and why it is important (see also this thread on the forum which he references: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/21767/zing-blade-old-vs-new )
02:21:23 Can MTC Designs be used “commercially” – Bryan reviews the terms of designs put into the MTC Gallery and the caveats and other information to be aware of in seeking to use others design work in any commercial way