Forward facing text with custom rViz plugin (MessageFilterDisplay)

asked 2017-07-05 10:55:29 -0500

agoddijn gravatar image

I'm trying to create an rViz plugin for a custom message. This message includes some information that I want to display as forward facing text. I am currently trying to draw the text myself, as in, I'm trying to create some kind of text object and add that to the scene node. This is how I've been adding shapes like arrows and boxes, but I can't seem to add text in the same way.

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Is 'forward facing' the same as 'user' or 'view facing'? If so, have you seen the View-Oriented Text marker type?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-07-05 12:02:12 -0500 )edit

Yeah I've seen the marker type but what I want to do is draw it myself without using the marker class. I've managed to get something on the screen using rviz::MovableText but placing it correctly in the scene is difficult

agoddijn gravatar image agoddijn  ( 2017-07-06 08:27:24 -0500 )edit