is spriter the program from steam? I got it but never really used it in favor of the art from construct 2... shame there's no way to rotate individual highlighted parts from the drawing scene. it would make the animating so much easier
also in construct, you should be able to say, animation is playing frame 1 set variable to 3. eg:
animation frame x (wherever 1/3 is) set variable to 3
animation frame x (wherever 2/3 is) set variable to 2
where you choose to set it is up to you to get an equal balance
this will not use the time event, but will be sooo much simpler. I think if there is a specific time, construct 2 uses milli seconds, so the event requires exact timing. even 3ds games have frame errors
i used spriter once, and couldn't figure out how to transfer the animation to c2, so gave up basically.