This is from the March 05, 2013 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
Version 4.5.2 of Make the Cut is used for demonstrations in this Webinar.
You can find the list of questions covered in this Webinar from the forum thread found here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/31250/march-5th-webinar-over-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:30 Wrapping or warping objects around a square or a rectangle and why or why not it may not work very well; discusses options on how it might work
00:24:55 Postpones request for Demo on hand tracing turtle card until Andy demos later in Webinar
00:25:30 Bryan reviews Boolean Join tools (Note: Boolean Join is limited to working with 2 shapes at one time)
00:37:20 Stretching and Arching Text like shown in samples provided in Webinar Questions Thread; Quick Answer is can’t really be done right now in MTC. Best done in other artistic programs designed for creating artwork but would still require a lot of work by hand by the creator. Bryan reviews different tools to try to get similar effects in MTC but none will give you the exact effects shown.
00:52:20 merrybaker’s question – Bryan had sent a pm to user; he is unsure of what you are asking and needs more information or an example file to better understand the question. He then does some basic review of importing SVG files and splitting design into layers in MTC.
01:05:24 User had ? about running out of memory. She had purchased graphic heavy file she cannot share. Without seeing the actual file, it is hard to say what exact problem is. Bryan reviews options to help limit memory resources being used.
01:11:40 Switch over to Andy and he demonstrates hand tracing the turtle from a picture image of a card (see original thread with card image found here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/31213/is-cricut-chick-on-this-forum
01:34:40 Andy explains why he added the new “stretch and extend” feature and demos how it works
01:46:30 Andy shows change made to allow user to rotate, mirror, flip, or scale an image with texture and have the texture also do the same automatically
01:49:00 Andy reviews auto perspective warping
01:51:54 Andy reviews bilinear warping
01:54:00 Andy discusses that the parallelogram has to use “lines” in a closed shape so cannot use the Bezier tool to create the lines without then using the “convert to line” tool (Bezier tool creates “curves”)
01:55:30 Andy reviews perspective drawing and applying it in MTC (also see Andy’s video link on the forum found here:
02:02:58 Andy quickly demonstrates the Inkscape automatic perspective tool (Inkscape is a free raster imaging program)
02:04:55 User on Webinar asked if you can add “texture” to the perspective warping – Andy said yes but it won’t warp the texture because MTC is not a raster program
Also see this thread on the forum: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/31162/make-the-cut-version-4-5-2/p1 for information and videos on changes and new tools added to MTC version 4.5.1 and 4.5.2