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Box not moving in animated box tutorial

asked 2016-01-28 11:51:19 -0600

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Hi there,

I'm trying to follow the animated box tutorial. When I run gazebo with animated_box.world, I see the box in the middle of the world but it does not move. Then when I try using the gz topic interface to view the pose, it comes up but doesn't have any pose information.

I'm using gazebo 5.1

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Can you run gazebo in verbose mode and see if you're getting any errors? `gazebo --verbose`

chapulina gravatar imagechapulina ( 2016-01-28 12:17:31 -0600 )edit

I just tried 'gazebo --verbose animated_box.world' and I received the following warnings and errors: [Wrn] [gazebo.cc:186] Waited 1seconds for namespaces. [Err] [Plugin.hh:153] Failed to load plugin libanimated_box.so: libanimated_box.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

sm02 gravatar imagesm02 ( 2016-01-28 12:20:44 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-01-28 12:24:33 -0600

It seems that the plugin was not added to GAZEBO_PLUGIN_PATH, so Gazebo can't find it.

Be sure to move into your build folder and add it to the path like this:


As explained in the tutorial.

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I had done that, but I just realized that I used ' instead of ` It works now, thank you!

sm02 gravatar imagesm02 ( 2016-01-28 12:35:20 -0600 )edit

What is the default value of $GAZEBO_PLUGIN_PATH, i guess I changed mine by mistake?

meha gravatar imagemeha ( 2016-02-23 14:50:00 -0600 )edit

I believe it is empty by default.

chapulina gravatar imagechapulina ( 2016-02-23 15:00:35 -0600 )edit

Yep, Thanks !!

meha gravatar imagemeha ( 2016-02-23 15:06:36 -0600 )edit
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