Path Forge is system that helps you create path resources based on sprite of any object as its outline. Such paths can be useful for various visual effects, special AI movement and so on. Sample of particle "fireflies" moving around text label is included. ( see youtube link )
Whole pack of downloadable content should be imported and used in GM:Studio as a project. After normal run or debug mode system creates a path wrapped around Custom_Object placed in the room named forge. Then path is exported into Windows Clipboard in form a queue of points. That is easy to use with two attached scripts as a standard path. Only two small scripts are needed to be placed into your code. All other stuff can be left behind after path is created.
Only GML used, commented code.
New commented scripts added with examples and menu.
Scripts overview document: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2h8zv6w3kt802un/Scripts%20Help.pdf?dl=0