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Easier way to align/center texture/image for PNC and/or Preview while in process

sberg_IAsberg_IA Member Posts: 25
Custom aligning an image that has been resized to fit within the cut file is currently very time consuming using the "texture offset" adjustment option. At the least, previewing the changes in real time would be helpful. Maybe a Preview option (checkbox?) that updates the mat to correspond to the adjustments being made with the "offset" option... Up/down increments rather than having to enter in actual measurements could make this easier as well; moving in inches or mm. Then once "OK" is clicked, the adjustments stick and can be saved to the file the usual way.

This wish assumes that there is no other simpler way of which I am unaware ;)
Thx,
Sharon in Iowa
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  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,578
    edited January 2015
    An answer found here:

    http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/41078/how-to-center-an-image-texture-within-pnc#latest

    @sberg_IA - I am quite sure this has been requested already (perhaps even several times)...just so you know as a bit of a background, Make The Cut! started out as a small program to allow the developers wife to use the fonts on her computer with a Cricut cutter. It was never intended to be a graphics manipulation program, and therefore, was not coded to do this optimally. If the developer knew where MTC would be heading, he would have probably done things differently, hindsight is 20/20 vision. We do have many things on the Wishlist...keeping fingers crossed that we see some of them added, fixed, implemented, soon! ;)
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
  • markusofmarkusof Member Posts: 458
    quick video
    import texture 1 color texture / blackout
    make a circle/square etc
    move the texture to top
    join texture an box/circle
    layer up
    put where want
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/y61elp0n5fn1o07/MTCPullaTexture.mp4?dl=0
  • sberg_IAsberg_IA Member Posts: 25
    Before posting, I searched the forum but the results didn't have an answer. Probably didn't use the right search terms... I should have known that since the program has been out so long there are no more original ideas left for the wish list... You linked to the question I posted earlier today...
    *** Sharon IA ***
  • Di-liteDi-lite Member Posts: 3,473
    edited July 2015
    @Liz_A , could we ask @Andy to make it possible to lock the position of one item so that when we use the alignment feature it uses the locked item as an anchor? This would be preferable to all the items aligning up to a centre point of the objects!
    Post edited by Di-lite on
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  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,578
    @Di-lite - definitely anything on the list would be viewed by Andy, but if or when he plans to add anything to Make The Cut! is a huge unknown. It hasn't been updated other than one minor bug fix, since March of 2013.
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
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