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Actors in ROS Melodic, Gazebo 9

asked 2018-11-15 17:38:09 -0600

Maneesh J gravatar image

Hi, I am using ROS Melodic and Gazebo9 for simulating a world that has a bunch of VLP-16 Lidar sensors. I am using gazebo_ros to read the Gazebo world in ROS and visualize it in RVIZ I am able to visualize a model (with<model> tag) in RViz, but I cannot get an actor to be visualized. I want to use actors to build animated models that I can run in Gazebo and visualize the data in RVIZ. I was wondering if ROS supports actors/animated models ?

Thanks in advance

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answered 2018-11-19 07:50:01 -0600

wentz gravatar image

I think to visualize them in RVIZ you will need a plugin to publish the joint_states of the actor and a plugin which builds and updates the tf-tree for this actor. For visualization also an urdf is requiered in rviz.

I think the effort isn't worth it. Maybe you could write a simple model plugin which takes the models position and publishes them as different Marker. This could easily be done.

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