This is from the October 02, 2012 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:55 Bryan discusses and demonstrates using the “twain” (scanner) feature in MTC to do a “pixel trace” of a hand drawn image. (NOTE: Some scanners interface will not work directly in MTC even when they work with a user’s computer setup. If yours does not, you can still scan your image to your computer, save it to a file and then do a pixel trace from the file its self).
00:15:15 User was having trouble with a box file she had created cutting correctly. Bryan demonstrates different ways to create the box file so that it cuts more cleanly and easily. He demonstrates using (1) Boolean join, (2) Node Editing, and (3) creating it from basic shapes and welding. There is then follow-up questions and discussions on the different ways to do this. There is extended discussion on trying to “break” a node on a line segment that is not working during Bryan’s demo. Bryan was to follow-up on the problem and provide an answer when he could.
01:00:00 User had asked if anyone could watch and participate in live Webinars. Bryan confirmed that all are welcome even if they do not presently own MTC.
01:00:46 A user had specific files she wanted help with importing into MTC. They were small files. Bryan discusses file types that can be used, best size to use (500x500 pixels are larger are best), and how to import the different file types into MTC. The files the user wanted to import were png which are raster files so you would use “pixel trace”.
01:18:42 Bryan discusses how to take the images used in the prior discussion and make them into a “print and cut” file
01:27:52 Bryan discusses how the KNK Zing handles detail cutting with vinyl
01:33:12 General discussion on cutting fabric and the best blade to use
01:41:20 General discussion on working with “seamless” backgrounds and how to use those with MTC to create a “texture”