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Collada to URDF Conversion

asked 2014-05-09 03:00:03 -0500

L-Dani gravatar image

Hello everyone,

I want to load a collada file with kinematics and joints of a robot into V-Rep, which only supports URDF for kinematics. I found the collada_parser which seems to be able to convert a collada file to URDF, but I have no idea how to convert or use it. Is it even possible to export the kinematics this way?

Thanks for your help, Daniel

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answered 2014-05-09 04:11:58 -0500

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updated 2014-05-09 04:14:06 -0500

try: rosrun collada_urdf collada_to_urdf *.dae *.urdf

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hey, thank you for the answer, but I want to convert the other way round: collada to urdf.

L-Dani gravatar image L-Dani  ( 2014-05-09 04:41:02 -0500 )edit

What's wrong with @Bastbeat's answer? Anyway `collada_urdf` package provides conversion in both ways. http://wiki.ros.org/collada_urdf#collada_to_urdf_command-line_tool

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2014-05-09 05:45:02 -0500 )edit

when i try this i get an error :

$ rosrun collada_urdf collada_to_urdf *.dae *.urdf ;; Input file is: *.dae Error: Error document empty. at line 72 in /build/urdfdom-UJ3kd6/urdfdom-0.4.1/urdf_parser/src/model.cpp ERROR: Model Parsing the xml failed I am unable to locate this file anywhere.

curi_ROS gravatar image curi_ROS  ( 2018-09-24 03:44:55 -0500 )edit

@curi_ROS Please open a new question thread instead of asking a question in a comment section. That's not how this forum works and to the worst your question won't get attention it might need.

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2018-09-24 10:47:08 -0500 )edit

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