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How to view old .vcg file in RVIZ? [closed]

asked 2014-09-01 06:29:58 -0500

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Hi, all, I found some old ROS packages(written in fuerte or even older version of ROS) where the outdated .vcg files are used to view the status of robot. I think it is very helpful to understand these packages if I can open these .vcg files in RVIZ. Can someone tell me how to get it? Thank you!

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I think a vcg-rviz conversion tool doesn't exist (yet?)

fherrero gravatar image fherrero  ( 2014-09-01 07:03:38 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-09-03 20:22:58 -0500

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There is no conversion tool for these old rviz files.

The ticket for creating a conversion tool was closed because Fuerte is no longer supported: https://github.com/ros-visualization/... . I suspect it would take a good developer 4-8 hours to write such a tool, but no one has needed it that badly.

I've generally had an older version of ROS installed somewhere, so I usually just open the old config in the old version of rviz and recreate it in the new version of rviz.

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Thank you very much!

scopus gravatar image scopus  ( 2014-09-03 21:28:09 -0500 )edit

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