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Importing an STL file into Rviz

asked 2019-03-11 18:26:05 -0500

matthewbigerton gravatar image

I have been tasked with getting a CAD image of a human hand into Rviz for my project. I am very new to ROS and all its features. After some research I understand I have to mesh the stl file as a URDF but all the tutorials and videos I have followed are above my minuscule knowledge of ROS. The model is just a static model of a hand. I would like to know the easiest way to get my downloaded .stl file into Rviz. Any and all help is appreciated

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While URDF is one option to achieve this. It is also possible to publish a MeshMarker message with a URL of a model (STL or DAE) this option is arguably much simpler.

PeteBlackerThe3rd gravatar image PeteBlackerThe3rd  ( 2019-03-17 12:16:39 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-03-17 10:49:28 -0500

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https://wiki.ros.org/urdf/Tutorials/B...

This should help. Be sure to check out the part about meshes at the bottom.

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