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Installation problem with kinect

asked 2012-01-10 15:14:08 -0600

Jong H Kim gravatar image

Hello. I am new to ROS/Ubuntu and hoping someone could shed some light into my problem.

My main problem is that I cannot see any result of depth and RGB from Kinect, even though I installed following instructions introduced from

Below is what I have done so far:

  1. I have installed openni_kinect (electric); "sudo apt-get install ros-electric-openni-kinect "
  2. unplug and plug in the Kinect.
  3. type command "roslaunch openni_launch openni.launch."

    ** result image shown:link image

    As you can see from the image description, it seems the above command has registered kinetic

  4. when I run "rosrun rviz rviz", it does not show anything except black screen so far. Is there anything specific I should be doing to RVIZ to get the kinetic camera to capture?

Thanks for you help.

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answered 2012-01-10 15:30:56 -0600

dornhege gravatar image

Did you add a Pointcloud2 display and choose a topic?

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Thank you so much. I did as you mentioned. It worked. I really appreciate that. I have another question. RVIZ screen shows only black and white colors. Is there any way to get RGB with depth and how can I see 3D pictures. Thanks.
Jong H Kim gravatar image Jong H Kim  ( 2012-01-10 16:02:29 -0600 )edit
You need to subscribe the appropriate topic. One is named rgb one depth iirc. Also select color transformer RGB8.
dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2012-01-10 18:38:16 -0600 )edit
Thank you it also worked. i now can see colorful picture. I really appreciate that :D
Jong H Kim gravatar image Jong H Kim  ( 2012-01-11 01:57:40 -0600 )edit
Please mark your question as answered, if the given answers satisfy your needs.
bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2012-01-11 09:40:15 -0600 )edit

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