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relative path to material file

asked 2014-02-01 08:23:26 -0500

Andrea gravatar image

Hello everybody, I am trying to add some custom materials. To do this I used the <uri> tag in the following way

    <material>
      <script>
        <uri>file:///home/mago/Development/hydro/src/ugv_description/Media/materials.material</uri>
        <name>materials/Black</name>
      </script>
    </material>

However, the project is shared via some repositories and I want the other users to run the simulations without having to change the path to the script. The materials are defined in a ROS package that is shared as well, and I would like to reference it in the SDF file. Is there any way of doing this? Thank you, Andrea

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answered 2014-02-01 12:12:11 -0500

Carlos Agüero gravatar image

updated 2014-02-01 12:12:35 -0500

Yo could use a relative path and the GAZEBO_RESOURCE_PATH environment variable. For example, in your case:

<material>
  <script>
    <uri>file://Media/materials.material</uri>
    <name>materials/Black</name>
  </script>
</material>

export GAZEBO_RESOURCE_PATH=$GAZEBO_RESOURCE_PATH:/home/mago/Development/hydro/src/ugv_description/

It's very common to use a bash script that sets GAZEBO_RESOURCE_PATH according to the directory where your resource files are located. Using this method you just need to remember source this script.

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Thank you very much! I will write the script!

Andrea gravatar imageAndrea ( 2014-02-05 09:56:10 -0500 )edit
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