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This is from the August 06, 2013 Q&A Webinar for Make The Cut!
Please NOTE: MTC Version 4.6.1 is used for the demos given in this Webinar. forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/33749/august-6th-webinar-over-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have#latest
You can find the thread from the forum with the questions for this webinar here
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:56 Bryan shows creating a “fill” for engraving (also see 09/17/13 Webinar for similar discussion at timestamps 00:07:00 and then again at 00:26:40.) (Note: This has also been covered in other prior Webinars as well. You can check posted timestamps of each Webinar to locate more.) In this discussion, Bryan shows different techniques including using the Boolean join feature and then the Nested Duplication feature with the Shadow tool
00:19:00 Penny’s Butterfly Fretwork Card as shown in this thread here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/33570/butterfly-fretwork-card#latest and the follow-up questions on how to replace the center design that led to Penny asking Bryan to show how to create this type card in the Webinar. Also see this thread shared after the Webinar: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/33784/fretwork-circle-frame-butterfly-card#latest
He also shows how the original file had a lot of open nodes and paths that needed to be cleaned up for cutting purposes. (See also further discussion at timestamp 01:36:25 where Bryan returns to the file initially provided)
00:41:00 Julie’s Demo on creating a “Bendy Card” As usual, she covers a number of tools and techniques in MTC to create this style card.
Homework assignment given was to create your own version of the “Bendy Card” and share it on the MTC forum. You can find several shared here: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/33795/post-webinar-homework-of-bendy-card-projects-here#latest. In addition, check out Bird’s Cards blog here for couple more free bendy card files: birdscards.com/?s=bendy+card&search (be sure to keep clicking on “older posts” as she has a number of “bendy cards shared there) and also see this search of MTC forum: make-the-cut.com/search/?q=bendy+card
01:35:45 End of Julie’s Demo and questions
01:36:25 Bryan returns to the Fretwork card original file to review some of the problems with the file when trying to use it with a cutter and MTC and different methods to use to clean it up to make it better for cutting