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Initial view after gazebo starts

asked 2011-09-11 21:42:28 -0500

Markus Bader gravatar image

updated 2011-09-13 04:55:44 -0500

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I am not happy with the view on my scene after I start gazebo using rosrun with gazebo and my world file.

How can I set the initial view on my scene for the gazebo simulator.

Thanks and Greetings Max

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answered 2011-09-11 22:52:38 -0500

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The world file contains settings for the user camera. Open your world file and search for:

    <size>480 320</size>
    <pos>0 0</pos>
      <row height="100%">
        <camera width="100%">
          <xyz>0.3 0 3</xyz>
          <rpy>0 90 90</rpy>

As you can see, the camera tag contains settings for position and orientation of the camera.

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Thank you Lorenz, it worked! I had a wrong syntax, your syntax if working perfect
Markus Bader gravatar image Markus Bader  ( 2011-09-13 20:03:08 -0500 )edit

I using Gazebo 9.0 and launching the It has only 2 models sun and ground_plane. It does not have any camera settings. How do I configure the camera settings now?

Subodh Malgonde gravatar image Subodh Malgonde  ( 2018-08-20 01:31:48 -0500 )edit

What about switching to orthographic view? Is this possible?

hbaqueiro gravatar image hbaqueiro  ( 2021-01-05 05:57:37 -0500 )edit
flood gravatar image flood  ( 2021-06-21 08:16:45 -0500 )edit

answered 2020-04-30 08:07:58 -0500

artifactz gravatar image

In Gazebo 9 you do:

    <camera name="user_camera">
      <pose>x y z roll pitch yaw</pose>

Angles are in radians.

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answered 2023-03-03 03:10:58 -0500

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updated 2023-03-11 07:02:37 -0500

Markus Bader gravatar image

<gui fullscreen="0"> <camera name="user_camera"> <pose>x y z roll pitch yaw</pose> <view_controller>ortho</view_controller> <projection_type>orthographic</projection_type> </camera> </gui>

This snippet is used to add orthographic view. (Angles are in radians)

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It worked for me! Thankyou

Atreya gravatar image Atreya  ( 2023-03-07 02:26:17 -0500 )edit

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