This is from the April 09, 2013 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
Make the Cut version 4.6.1 is used for demos in this Webinar
You can find thread on the MTC Forum with questions addressed in this Webinar: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/31984/april-9th-webinar-over-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:48 User wanted to know how to use a pdf book of pop-up cards to make a cutting file with MTC. Image used is from here: scribd.com/doc/15614768/Book-of-Kirigami (Also see timestamp at 01:10:40 for doing pixel trace of image to do hand trace from)
Also see the 04/02/13 Webinar on creating pop-up cards as well as 01/29/13 Webinar and the 08/21/12 Webinars regarding using and creating pop-ups.
00:55:20 Bryan reviews setting he would use on his Zing when cutting 110 lb cardstock BUT PLEASE NOTE the “Caveats” he notes in his discussion. Also note: that each machine is different and are used in different environments that can effect the settings needed for all machines; Please be sure to do test cuts each time
01:10:40 Bryan does a quick review of doing a pixel trace of the kangaroo image in order to do a hand trace for smoother cut lines
01:14:00 Bryan reviews how he created the pop-up business card as discussed in the thread on the forum here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/32012/pop-up-folding-business-card (this thread has Bryan’s original MTC file he created) and the original idea from here: businesscarddesignideas.com/faltmanufaktur-creative-cute-folding-business-card/ (Note: Bryan indicated that you might need lighter cardstock then 110 lb. He thought that weight is a little too heavy to fold properly.) Couple users who had cut it said they used a medium weight and it cut well).
01:35:10 Bryan answers question about Plug-ins. Only “plug-in” that you need to download are those for any cutter(s) that you have. You don’t need plug-ins for cutters you don’t have.
01:36:17 Discussion about desire in enhancements on dashed lines in specific and general discussion on making changes and enhancements to MTC and the impact that has on all users. Then Bryan gives quick demo on working with dashed line
01:42:30 Bryan’s MTC Gallery ID number is 118 for searching for his files
01:42:47 Discussion of idea of a 3-d viewer in MTC for viewing pop-up