This is from the December 18, 2012 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
The forum thread with questions for this Webinar can be found here:
NOTE: BETA OF MTC 4.3.+ was released and the first part of this Webinar is Andy covering the new features and changes made in this release. For full details of the changes and things covered see this thread (including additional changes made after this Webinar): forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/29466
00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:38 Shadow changes: MTC 4.3.0 allows you to specify a precise shadow width in inches, cm, or mm. The Miter feature allows the user to set a limit on the sizes of the corners to eliminate huge spikes in the shadow.
07:33 Texture Snapshot: This tool removes all of the layers, and produces a single design as a textured shape with a single cutting line around the selected shapes.
10:07 Textured SVG Export: SVG files are now exported and imported with color and textures.
14:30 Fix for the problem caused by a Microsoft Windows security update that interfered with OPF fonts showing in MTC.
15:39 Gallery Downloads: Selected designs from the Gallery open on the virtual mat with File name automatically without first having to name and save the file. SVG files import from the Gallery with Color and with layers.
20:12 Rotate Textures: When a design on the virtual mat includes a texture fill, you can now rotate them by right clicking on the image, select Change Color/Texture/Line, Select Texture or type Ctrl+Shift+O to open the Choose Texture window. Check the box to Rotate the associated path at the bottom of the window.
21:54 Rotate by Setting: You can now rotate in increments other than 15 degrees. In the Help menu under Advanced > Advanced Settings, see the Rotate By section in the lower right corner of the window.
24:06 Selective Tracing: Select a part of a design to trace. Open or paste the image you wish to trace. Hold the Ctrl Key, then click and drag to select the portion of the design you wish to trace. Should you wish to change your selection, use Ctrl + click to remove the selective tracing.
27:17 Raster PDF Import: If the PDF file you are trying to import does not include any vector images, no images will show up in the preview window. There is now a message at the bottom of the window to click for the option to trace the image. The software finds the image, and opens the Pixel Trace window for you to select your desired trace settings.
29:07 Multiple Font Import: You can now select and import multiple fonts at the same time (similar to how you can import many different SVG files at the same time).
31:05 Edge Align: Select all. From the Edit menu, select Align and Space, Align, and Edge Left, Edge Right, Edge Top or Edge Bottom to align one shape to the selected edge of another. The shortcut for the Align options is Ctrl+Right Click.
35:21 Optimizations and bug fixes: Bezier node tool now creates neutralized lines after they are drawn. Pixel Trace Scaling: When sliding the scale in the pixel trace dialog, the size shows up dynamically as your are scaling.
39:10 Discussion of the App cleaner for Mac users only.
41:10 Win 7 and Win 8, no uninstall is necessary
41:54 Shadow feature is accessed by using the Shadow Layer icon, (Ctrl+H), or from the Shape Magic menu.
43:00 Projects with Multiple Pages: Right click on page tab and select Make Visible to be able to view the page contents when on another page.
45:18 Rotate Image with color or texture fill.: Select, right click, select change color/texture/Line, and select Texture to access the Texture window.
47:05 Rotate by increments reviewed again.
48:23 Cameo plugin for Mac is not ready yet. Cameo requires specialized drivers. None of the plugins have been updated yet. Try using the File>Print option to cut to the Cameo to see if it will work from the Mac.
52:43 Bryan demonstrates Layering, lock and unlocking layers, and center points.
54:30 Ordering pieces on the same layer.
01:02:33 Review Texture Snapshot feature.
01:09:43 Texture vs. plain image
01:18:44 Discussion on line thickness.
01:40:00 Printing part of a design as a texture, and cutting part of the design.
01:44:00 Design using Conical Warp not cutting correctly because selection of the complete design has portions off of the mat.
01:52:13 Resizing images with Texture fill: Hold down the shift key, and drag a corner of the design to resize. In the Choose Texture window, you can scale with the slide bar to scale images and lines.
01:55:25 Plugin update plans: There are no plugin updates with this software update. There is no option to pause a Zing during cutting except to turn off the power, which can be done safely. This will not likely change, since the cutting information is already sent to the cutter, and the machine has no pause button on it. The Zing cutter buffer is 25 mb, the largest available. Eclips plugin is not available yet.