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Change Zoom Level of Follow Mode

asked 2014-07-29 12:42:52 -0500

K. Zeng gravatar image

I'm trying to closely track a robot's movement. Is there a way to adjust the zoom level of the GUI's follow function so the camera does stay on the robot and is also closer to the model?

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answered 2014-07-30 11:30:45 -0500

scpeters gravatar image

The camera follow distance is hard-coded as variable origDistance to 8.0 meters in Camera::Update. You will have to build from source to change this value.

As an alternative, you can attach a camera sensor to your robot at a specified offset and use the Topic Visualizer to watch the camera images.

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Is there a way to suggest this as a future feature? I'm thinking that once follow mode is activated and the camera zooms out to 8 meters, I'm thinking the mouse's zoom function ought to be active and the zoom should hold to the new value.

Kurt Leucht gravatar imageKurt Leucht ( 2014-07-30 13:37:36 -0500 )edit

I just created a [feature request for this on bitbucket](; please vote for it if you would like this feature.

scpeters gravatar imagescpeters ( 2014-07-30 14:38:46 -0500 )edit

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