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Importing a 3d model STL format

asked 2020-01-28 02:33:22 -0500

ThomasLy gravatar image

Hello! I have a question an I was recommended to ask here. I'm very new to Gazebo and I don't understand how to import this car 3d model into it? As I see I have to import .DAE format, but I have .STL (or .WRL) unfortunately. What should I do in that case? So then I need to create a series of files that define the model - the model.conf, the model.sdf and the meshes directory where to put my .DAE file. Then I have to place those files in the ~/.gazebo/models directory in order to be able to use it in an sdf .world file. Am I going in the right direction or am I missing something?

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answered 2020-01-29 05:28:26 -0500

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You have to create a model.sdf specifying where is your .DAE to link on visual and collision descript on your .sdf; Later you do your model.sdf as image below

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model box contain meshes and materials

Later you can add in your CMakeLists.txt you can add this reference

foreach (dir launch models resource worlds)
       install(DIRECTORY ${dir}/DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_SHARE_DESTINATION}/${dir})
endforeach (dir)

and when you call the model in your .world will be found in same directory ans your package

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Thank you!

ThomasLy gravatar imageThomasLy ( 2020-01-30 00:02:40 -0500 )edit
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