This is from the July 30, 2013 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
Please NOTE: MTC Version 4.6.1 is used for the demos given in this Webinar.
You can find the thread from the forum with the questions for this webinar here:
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:40 User was trying to make a cut file for a round paper lantern, another forum user was trying to create a cut file but it wasn’t working correctly. Bryan looks at file and troubleshoots with the user and explains some changes he would make. (Also see this thread regarding “round paper lanterns with links: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/33668/help-round-paper-lantern-file)
00:17:28 Bryan gives a quick demo on some of the different “Node Editing Tools” available in MTC. Bryan notes the first thing you want to do when going to work with Node Editing is to turn “Snapping” off. He also notes that they are times you will want to have “snapping” on. (Also see 01:05:10 on “joining node to closest node.”)
00:53:50 User wanted to know how to get rid of “double lines” on a traced image. Bryan does a quick demo on tracing a frog, then breaking it for a paper piecing.
01:10:04 Bryan then demonstrates using “thin path” option and explains the issues that you will encounter when you use “thin path” on some areas.
01:17:50 So, what is the opposite of “thinning” a path – Bryan shows using the “shadow” feature to create a “fat path”. He also reviews some of the issues whey you use shadow with “open” paths.
01:26:00 User was looking for “window cling vinyl” sources. None noted but check the forum for older threads. Source Bryan is trying to think of in the video is “Papilio” and can be found here: texascraft.com/hps/search.php?mode=search&page=1
Andy also explains there are a couple of steps to be done to get this to work correctly.