I’ve been trying to come up with a script that will make mc’s repel away from the mouse. Here is an example of exactly what I’m looking for:

and here is the beginning of a script that I’ve modified from Kirupa to try and achieve this effect, but it looks terrible.

```
this.createEmptyMovieClip("dot", -10) ;
dot.lineStyle (10, 0, 100) ;
dot.lineTo (.45, .15) ;
dot._visible = false ;
count=0;
k = .09;
minDist = 50;
damp = .9;
function repelMouse() {
var dx = _xmouse - this._x;
var dy = _ymouse - this._y;
var d = Math.sqrt(dx*dx + dy*dy);
if (d <= minDist) {
this._x -= dx / d * minDist * k;
this._y -= dy / d * minDist * k;
}
if (d > minDist + 5){
this.vx = (this.myX - this._x) * .5;
this.vy = (this.myY - this._y) * .5;
this._x += this.vx;
this._y += this.vy;
}
}
for (var i=0; i < 10; i++) {
for (var j=0; j < 10; j++) {
count++ ;
var d = dot.duplicateMovieClip ("d"+count, count) ;
d._x = d.myX = 30 * i ;
d._y = d.myY = 30 * j ;
d.onEnterFrame = repelMouse;
}
}
```

the dots seem so jumpy. there has to be a better way to do this. I’ve looked online, and everything i found was ridiculously complicated. any help would be greatly appreciated.