Model created in Blender, exported as Collada/.dae, does not appear correctly in Gazebo 9.0

asked 2021-07-21 10:42:57 -0500

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What I am trying to achieve

  • Create Gazebo simulation world using Blender.
  • Due to my problem I reduced the scope to "Create a Gazebo model using .dae meshes for <visual> and <collision>"

My problem/symptom

  • My test model seems ok when I insert it.... But...
  • Problem #1: The <collision> mesh does not work (My robot run truth the model)
  • Problem #2: The <visual> is not recognized by my robot camera (see picture below)

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Step by step - What I have tried

  1. In Blender: Exported the "Blender default cube" as a collada .dae file.
  2. Created an model folder

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  3. My model.config

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  4. My model.sdf

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  5. Launched Gazebo, RViz and Rqt


  • ROS1 melodic (Gazebo 9.0)
  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • Blender 2.93
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