I was mistaken and what I said is not the fact. It just looked like it because I overlooked the fact my sprite is a top down view.
abs(self.8waymovement.angleofmovement/45) just gives me errors and wont let me click done.
I have added my sprite and given it the frames, but I have no idea as of yet how to make the animations. I can only add new frames to the sprite.
In the editor you create your sprite. In the add frames box you can duplicate frames in the animations frames box. Right click to add blank frames, copy or duplicate. In the Animations box you see little rolls of film and you need to name those.
Click on one of your named film strips and the properties box will open and you can set the speed of the animations and set it to loop or not.