This is from the October 08, 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 forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/34988/october-8th-webinar-what-questions-or-topics-do-you-have
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks
00:00:56 Bryan reviews the “stack alignment function” after questions arose in this thread: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/34911/tracing-thin-line-templates-align-centering
00:15:20 Bryan answers questions about using MTC on a Mac with Mac OS (rather then through windows emulation) and what cutters it worsk with (presently only KNK cutters or those which can use the KNK plug-in)
00:17:38 EClips Plug-in ? – There is no present work being done for a plugin for the Eclips machine due to their decision not to work with MTC
00:19:00 Bryan reviews how to import most PNG files into MTC (note he says you need to first save the file to your computer and then import as opposed to doing a copy and paste to the clipboard). He demonstrates using the alpha tab in pixel trace to import a provided image (and explains problem with this particular image).
00:32:04 Bryan explains the “Alpha Channel” in Pixel trace
00:33:40 Bryan explains what using the “layer” tool does in MTC
00:35:55 Bryan explains how to take a black and white clipart image to make a lampshade so that a portion of the image is cut out and a portion isn’t. He explains using conical warp and needing to work “upside down” with image since largest number has to be the “top” side of the numbers in conical warp. He demos creating the actual lampshade with image provided
00:56:20 Homework Assignment – Use Conical Warp tool to create your own small lampshade (Note Bryan’s caution on making sure to do upside down so largest number is at the top – otherwise MTC may crash on you)
00:57:00 Brief discussion on using a tea light in a wine glass and creating a “shade” for the wine glass. Bryan demos using scalloped shape to create one
Also see these threads:
Homework assignments posted: forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/35097/webinar-homework and
forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/19680/resolved-conical-warp (with link to August 16, 2011 Webinar where covered similar idea using Conical Warp at timestamp 01:14:55. This was right after Conical Warp was introduced into MTC.)