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asked 2011-07-07 07:08:40 -0500

qdocehf gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:10:00 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

Where is tfMessage defined? It is used in the transform_broadcaster.cpp file. I have found a file called tfMessage.h, but it defines tfMessage_, not tfMessage.

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You probably already knew this, but for posterity's sake: you probably don't ever want to touch tf messages directly; instead, use TransformBroadcasters and TransformSubscribers to interact with tf at a transform level, not a message level.
Mac gravatar image Mac  ( 2011-07-07 08:36:28 -0500 )edit
I had been planning on writing a subscriber node that would interpret the tf messages. If it is not a good idea to directly interact with the messages, is there an existing subscriber node?
qdocehf gravatar image qdocehf  ( 2011-07-08 01:31:28 -0500 )edit
There is. See the tf tutorials ( for how to best use tf.
Mac gravatar image Mac  ( 2011-07-09 08:23:56 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-07-07 07:23:54 -0500

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ROS messages are defined in files with the extension *.msg. So, tfMessage.msg is the file for which you're looking. For your convenience:

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