First you need to define the area that you want to be
generally use a quickdraw shape, but you can use a bitmap
also if you
want. Put it on the stage and size it as you want. Make sure
member is not used anywhere else in the project, and make
sprite is on every frame (unless you have some frames that
should not be
Then click somewhere on the stage that is not on a sprite. In
Property Inspector, go to the Display Template tab. Just
place where you set the titlebar to be visible is "Appearance
The 2nd option there is Drag Mask. From that dropdown, choose
member that you placed on the stage to be draggable.
Thanks Mike. I actually discovered it myself about 10 minutes
after posting (which always seems to happen to me!)
I have to say that it appears to work for me without the cast
member being anywhere on the score. I just have my "drag_mask.png"
file in the cast and refer to it from the movie properties as you
Don't really care - it works and I'm happy! Thanks again.