Does Openfl now support movieclip animations? so i could just import it rather converting the whole animation into a sprite. hand drawn animation no tweens in it.
From SWF it does. You need to load it as a library. Check the example about nyan cat by running
openfl create NyanCat in a console.
Or (shameless plug incoming) if you are using Animate CC you can export an “animation atlas” and load it up with my super janky library: https://github.com/miltoncandelero/OpenFLAnimateAtlas