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no image received error in rviz

asked 2016-03-10 12:45:34 -0500

Ajith kumar gravatar image

Hi, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with ROS hydro . Currently ,i am stuck with a error in rviz which states that " no image received" in status field under camera. I am using iball usb_cam. I tried all the camera drivers like gscam,uvc_camera,usb_cam . But , this error still exists . [Note: The image window does not produce any error. but camera window only produce this error .] Please give me any suggestions, Thank you

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Can you see the image with image_view?

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2016-03-10 13:48:52 -0500 )edit

yes , i can see image with image_view

Ajith kumar gravatar image Ajith kumar  ( 2016-03-10 19:48:56 -0500 )edit

I had the same problem. I was publishing the image and the camera_info correctly, but the image would still not show up. Solution: republishing my static tfs at 10 Hz, using tf instead of using tf2_ros. This solved the issue. I think that similar problems are common with rviz in ROS Indigo.

jespestana gravatar image jespestana  ( 2017-06-28 08:04:59 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-04-20 07:44:26 -0500

gimcuan gravatar image

Two days ago, i meet this problem too. And below is how i solved it :

1, using rosconsole to open rviz node debugging mode.

rosconsole set /rviz_1492690688381763966 ros.rviz.message_filter debug

rviz_1492690688381763966 was your rviz node's name

and it shown the messages came from your camera with the frame name was head_camera(i used [usb_cam]( driver)

2, modify map to head_camera in Fixed Frame field of rviz.

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instead of changing the global frame, you could also provide tf data between the global frame and the camera frame (described here)

skoushan gravatar image skoushan  ( 2017-09-26 15:07:14 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-03-11 12:26:39 -0500

joq gravatar image

updated 2016-03-11 12:29:30 -0500

Is your camera driver publishing CameraInfo as well as Image data?

The rviz Camera display requires calibration information, while the Image display does not.


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[head_camera] does not match name narrow_stereo in file /home/user/.ros/camera_info/head_camera.yaml.....yes usb_cam is publishing camera_info . I think the problem may be because of this error . I manually put the camera calibration file in .ros/camera_info folder .

Ajith kumar gravatar image Ajith kumar  ( 2016-03-12 08:30:23 -0500 )edit

Most camera drivers publish a camera_info topic in parallel with an image_raw topic. A null calibration is sufficient for rviz, but none at all will cause the problem you reported.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2016-03-12 11:14:04 -0500 )edit

Resolved that name does not match error by renaming . But still "no image received" error esxists

Ajith kumar gravatar image Ajith kumar  ( 2016-03-12 17:30:05 -0500 )edit

Maybe you need to edit your camera_info file so it matches the camera name.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2016-03-12 22:49:12 -0500 )edit

i edited and resolved that name error .My camera driver publishes camera_info .but still that "no image problem exists".

Ajith kumar gravatar image Ajith kumar  ( 2016-03-14 07:27:22 -0500 )edit

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