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I have been looking around the Processing source code and the existing libraries. Many excellent libs already exist, and some great ideas have been suggested on the GSoC forum too. I was interested in working on something I have prior experience with, and it should be suitable for designers too. How about a project which aims to allow Processing to directly import Adobe Flash CS5/6 files and then generate the Processing code for that design? This seems like an exciting thought to me, and this could also ease the workflow of many designers and Flash users. People who have existing designs in Flash, can supply the xfl file directly, or the fla file (which can be used to extract the xfl file).
The basic idea is to parse the DOMDocument.xml using a Java XML library like dom4j, this xml file contains all the information for the flash document including design/timeline/motion paths. After parsing, the corresponding Processing code can be generated, and produced as a pde file. I already have plenty of experience working in Flash (along with AS3), and am comfortable with Java. Also, this could be a pretty big project depending on what features i plan to leave out and what to implement in the conversion from flash to processing code, would welcome suggestions on this. In general, this idea seems really promising to me, and look forward to suggestions. I will draft a proposal on this soon.
Thanks in advance.