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rviz does not show 3d objects from urdf

asked 2019-01-14 10:52:13 -0600

tommy3001 gravatar image


I try to follow the tutorial urdf Tutorials/ Building a Visual Robot Model with URDF from Scratch

The Problem what I have is that the 3d Objects are not visible. I can only see the arrows of the x/y/z axis at the joints which are moving when I change the values for the joint angle in the Gui of the joint_state_publisher.

I use melodic and I got the files directly from the Github repository. I started with: roslaunch urdf_tutorial display.launch model:=src/urdf_tutorial/urdf/06-flexible.urdf

It seems to be a general issue, because I got the same problem with other downloaded urdf-examples and all urdf files of this tutorial.

Visual in the RobotModel is in the preferences enabled and when I set TF prefix to false, the arrays of the coordinates in the origin of the not visible objects are also not visible.

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answered 2019-01-14 11:34:31 -0600

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updated 2019-01-14 11:35:27 -0600

You're probably running into something similar to #q272692. For now that still requires a work-around, until the fixes applied to the affected packages have been propagated upstream (they're in Ubuntu/Debian).

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Thanks for the Comment.

export LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8"

before launch solved the problem for me.

tommy3001 gravatar image tommy3001  ( 2019-01-14 11:40:01 -0600 )edit

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