This is from the November 13, 2012 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
Note: MTC Forum Thread for this Webinar can be found here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/28584/november-13th-webinar-over-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:01:02 User had a commercial monogram font that the letter “S” had “holes” in that could not be fixed by using any of the typical fixes like break, split, layer, etc. Bryan reviews different options to try and fix the problem. Thread from MTC forum raising problem found here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/28503/fontbros-keepsake-monogram#latest (see also later in Webinar at timestamp 01:06:30)
00:12:52 Bryan addresses a print and cut issue. User had a Christmas tree image that had “breaks” between the parts of the image they wanted to print the image and then cut just the outline portion not the separate pieces. See the original thread with image here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/28518/how-to-just-cut-outside-perimeter#latest
00:22:50 Bryan explains how to get the picture image without the grid lines; he also reviews the option of “Exporting” a MTC file to a “raster image” .
00:27:05 Bryan explains “Alpha Trace” and the differences in raster files like JPEG vs PNG files and then shows how each looks on screen to show difference in a file with a white background vs a transparent background
00:35:05 “Wrap Object to Path” – Based on this thread: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/28575/curving-words#latest. Bryan explains steps he would take to troubleshoot object not working properly and then how to fix the problem(s). See also 11/20/12 Webinar at Timestamp ????????? covering curving text around object found on this thread from forum: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/28710/uggh-curving-lettering#latest. Also see 10/9/12 Webinar at the very beginning on using “wrap object to path.”
00:46:35 User had ?s about how to “zoom” in MTC. Bryan explains what the user is asking for, explains MTC doesn’t work that way, and then explains how to Zoom in on an object in MTC.
00:57:50 User had ? about overlapping letters so that it appeared that there were intertwined, she had done node editing but asked for other ways. Bryan demonstrates using the eraser tool and Boolean join.
01:06:30 Bryan returns briefly to 1st discussion topic and shows example of an inside loop created on a letter and how to get rid of it (often caused by “bold” being turned on for the font.
01:11:15 Bryan demonstrates and discusses using the “knife tool” when attempting to cut through an object (note: it will cut through all layers)
01:16:18 Creating an “open path;” user is wanting to create a grid of squares next to each other and only wants it to cut once on the lines separating the squares (rather then twice, cutting each side of each square)
01:25:27 Beanie’s ? on doing a “print and cut” with MTC on windows 8; she can’t does multiple prints but then can only cut 1 page before having to shut down MTC and restart to cut again. See original thread with ? here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/27781/andy-bryan-windows-8 Bryan indicated he things problem is with file(s) but Beanie says it happens with almost any file with multiple print and cuts. Beanie is to send Bryan and/or Andy a file to check out.
01:29:00 Julie gives a demo on cleaning up the free font “Mosaic Solid Font” from DA Fonts). Julie suggests better fonts can be found by searching for “fancy initials” or “mosaic initials”
01:45:00 return to Bryan’s computer; Bryan shows list of Fonts from DA fonts that would should when searching for “fancy initial fonts”.
01:49:00 Sound Issues on Live Webinar usually problem on user’s end and from the 11/6/12 Webinar - No one reported problems with 11/6/12 Recording. If you are having issues with recordings let Bryan know.
01:51:45 Bryan discusses using “resample” to create smoother lines when pixel tracing an image (image used is a leaf). He shows different ways to do the trace and results each one would provide.
02:11:05 User wanted to know if there was a way to copy a specific angle? Short answer is no. Bryan shows working with angles in MTC.