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rviz fixed frame no tf data

asked 2016-03-14 08:09:30 -0600

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updated 2016-03-14 10:54:20 -0600

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Ubuntu 14.04 with Indigo destop full installed.

roscore &

rosrun rviz rviz

then in Rviz,

Global Status: Warn
Fixed Frame. No tf data.  Actual error: Fixed Frame [map] does not exist

also, Fixed frame: there is nothing but map.

Your informative advice are welcome!

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answered 2016-03-14 10:56:19 -0600

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updated 2016-03-14 13:15:37 -0600

Assuming you have a mobile robot: There is no localization running which procides the transform from map to odom (or what it is called in your robot).

Run rosrun tf view_frames to get a PDF with the tf tree as well as the publishers.


Answer was: You need to start more than just rviz. rviz is just for visualization, but you need other nodes that publish what you want to visualize....

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inside the generated frames.pdf

no tf data recieved

epoc88 gravatar imageepoc88 ( 2016-03-14 11:05:19 -0600 )edit

alright, let's take a step back...

Please edit your question with all commands that you actually start, as well as the launch files. If you only start roscore and rviz, then you have nothing that publishes any data, not tf, not map, not Laserscans...

mgruhler gravatar imagemgruhler ( 2016-03-14 11:12:17 -0600 )edit

ok..that answers the question..thanks! the tutorial at my hand is not clear. I thought this was due to environment problem.

i am newbie just started ROS 1 days ago, with brand new ubuntu 14.04 and ROS indigo installed.

epoc88 gravatar imageepoc88 ( 2016-03-14 11:45:31 -0600 )edit

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