Something that gets me about spritesheets + symbols is how they almost work really well together, but don’t quite fit together.
In this animation, the character sprites are symbols, and pausing at labels moves them between certain states - “idle”, “running”, etc - nicely, and certain animations that play once through fit nicely as spritesheets, but animations that need to loop (such as the idle poses and running animations) don’t, since you can’t loop spritesheet animations on a symbol, since the event handlers don’t go off, or something like that. It just doesn’t work.
So I have to either repeat the play keyframe, or export them as individual GIFs, and turn them on and off at each label, both of which increases clutter overall, and also increases time spent loading files, when it could just be a single PNG.
As I said, I’ve tried putting down event handlers to loop from a certain label, but it doesn’t seem to work.
Also, it seems a little bit unintuitive that you can have more than one scene and timeline per symbol, but don’t have the option to access those scenes or timelines from outside the scope of the symbol.