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stage.rviz missing and URDF

asked 2014-03-10 21:40:10 -0500

Maya gravatar image

updated 2014-03-13 08:05:40 -0500

Hello all,

I followed the tutorial on stage for simulating one robot but in the stage stack there is not such file as a stage.rviz. Only a stage.vcg which according to the error prompted is the old extension file. Where can I find the stage.rviz I can't see to find it anywhere.

Second, I have a URDF file for my robot. How can I load it in Stage using Rviz ? I know that Rviz is going to use it if I launch joint_state_publisher and launch the robot_state_publisher node with my URDF in argument. But will it works if I use that command ?

roscd stage
rosrun rviz rviz -d `rospack find stage_ros`/rviz/stage.rviz

I would try it myself but I just can't find a stage.rviz to load and try for now. I just don't really quite see how to combine everything here. What I want to achieve is to use a stage world for the simulation in Rviz as I want to design a path finding robot. I just want to give him some sort of "world to play with".

Thanks a lot.

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Did you figure this out?

Jackel Fox gravatar image Jackel Fox  ( 2014-06-22 02:06:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-03-13 08:06:55 -0500

Maya gravatar image

I'll just half answer myself in case someone is wondering. Just load the URDF in the parameter and it should be working, the robot model will be loaded. I still don't know where to find stage.rviz.

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I suspect the stage maintainers haven't upgraded the rviz configuration, and stage.rviz simply doesn't exist.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-03-13 09:55:34 -0500 )edit

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