I created fla that has a movie that follows the mouse around.
What I would like to do is have some alpha in the mask layer so
that more of the background image shows through. has anyone done
this before? is it possible?
you can't expect alpha changes in the mask layer to have any
impact on the final result.
you can, however, create a draggable or mouse tracking
movieclip that has dimensions twice the stage dimensions, has the
same color (white) as your stage and has a "hole" (with an alpha
fade, if you like) that will give the result you are trying to