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Gazebo system plugin tutorial problem: no frames saved

asked 2017-08-14 02:42:35 -0600

alienmon gravatar image

I am doing gazebo system plug in tutorial ( link )

After running the plugin, I suppose to have several pictures saved in /tmp/gazebo_frames directory. However, when I checked, I didn't even have such directory, let alone the frames.

Anyone has the same problem with me? What is the solution?

Side question: I know that gzserver is to run the gazebo server, but what does the & modifier do in gzserver & command?

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what gazebo version are you using? I tested with gazebo7 and it seems to work fine. The & puts gzserver process in the background, freeing the terminal to run another proces, i.e. gzclient

iche033 gravatar imageiche033 ( 2017-08-14 19:50:23 -0600 )edit

@iche033 I'm using gazebo 7 on Ubuntu 16, ROS Kinetic. You found the frames in /tmp/gazebo_frames folder?

alienmon gravatar imagealienmon ( 2017-08-14 22:12:01 -0600 )edit

yes I see the images in /tmp/gazebo_frames. When running the gzclient command with -g to load the plugin, add --verbose and see if that prints out any error messages

iche033 gravatar imageiche033 ( 2017-08-15 11:53:49 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-06-27 08:59:59 -0600

guyhaume25 gravatar image

had the same issue... Just forgot the export part, that wasn't in this part of the tutorial :

export GAZEBO_PLUGIN_PATH=${GAZEBO_PLUGIN_PATH}:~/gazebo_plugin_tutorial/build/

that solved the problem for me . . .

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