RViz custom Tool that mimics "Publish Point" built-in Tool behavior?

asked 2019-12-11 15:05:15 -0600

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Hello all,

The Publish Point Tool publishes a PointStamped to /clicked_point when used to click some object in RViz. It publishes nothing when clicked on empty space. This is the behavior I want, but I wish to make multiple Tools have this same behavior and publish to different topics.

I have seen custom plugins that can publish a point where clicked in the XY-plane (or some arbitrary plane, surface, etc), but this misses the "Z" dimension, while the Publish Point Tool takes on the XYZ-point of the object it clicks.

I have yet to find a custom RViz Plugin that can communicate with the positions of all other Display objects.

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