so whats inside of clip?
"Clip" is a place to load external swfs, depending on what's choosen from menu
clip.cacheAsBitmap = true;
masker.cacheAsBitmap = true:
// im using "masker" as an instance name because
// "mask" is a property in BitmapData, and you want unique instance names.
Still doesn't work... by "THEN" you mean another frame or just next line of the code?
P.S. I'm using Flash 8 Professional
well if your loadMovie is on the same timeline as the code you are setting as mask, then you dont need _root.
And sorry, I forgot there was an issue with masking the main mc that loadMovie is loading into. So what I did was put clip inside another mc and called that mc "container" so then my code would look like :
masker.cacheAsBitmap = true;
container.cacheAsBitmap = true;
download the two swfs attached, and open main.swf to see.
Now it works! Thanks a bunch!:))