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asked 2016-11-03 09:42:01 -0500

Ayush Sharma gravatar image

updated 2016-11-03 11:13:48 -0500

I have followed the to install the Rviz. I have used the following command : sudo apt-get install rviz. I have followed the tutorial from and the package has been created and built. But opening the Rviz is not showing me the output,It is simply showing me a blank screen with grid-lines,not the expected robot. After following external sources ie: "Mastering ROS For robotic programming" , then also the launch files are responding well, but the output is not coming on Rviz software.

I tried reinstalling but it didn't help.

Also, i get the following warning while performing the rosrun command:

ayushas@ayushas-hp-550:~/catkin_ws$ rosrun using_markers basic_shapes


[ WARN] [1478182897.733692243]: Please create a subscriber to the marker

Seems like there is an issue with the installation. Kindly help me in this regard.

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Have you loaded the Markers display as instructed by the tutorial? I've bumped your karma so you should be able to post a screenshot of rviz.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2016-11-03 10:56:12 -0500 )edit

As per the tutorial, i have crated the file "basic_shapes.cpp" and have changed the "CMakeLists.txt". But i am not able to correlate my rviz screen with the following tutorial . rviz is not showing such features.Have attached the screenshot.Thank you for the help

Ayush Sharma gravatar image Ayush Sharma  ( 2016-11-03 11:15:09 -0500 )edit

The rviz style has changed a little in the past 5 years, but the buttons still have the same labels and are still in the roughly same location. I can still see the Add button in your screenshot.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2016-11-03 11:36:43 -0500 )edit

But the output should have been a sphere or cube or else. Kindly let me know why am i getting a blank screen instead of the output??

Ayush Sharma gravatar image Ayush Sharma  ( 2016-11-03 11:51:01 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-11-03 12:07:17 -0500

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You need to click the Add button and add MarkerDisplay to display your markers.

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Thank you so much sir. I am very new to these topics and i spent few hours for such a small mistake. With such helping comments like yours, it becomes very easy for newbies like us to learn. Thank you sir. Regards

Ayush Sharma gravatar image Ayush Sharma  ( 2016-11-03 12:22:29 -0500 )edit

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