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RVIZ not showing PointCloud2

asked 2012-05-20 07:37:30 -0500

DavidLavy gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 09:03:08 -0500

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I have an issue using RVIZ when I try to visualize my data coming from Kinect using the following:

$ roslaunch openni_camera openni_node.launch

$ rosrun rviz rviz


nothing shows up, the only thing that is shown is the sensor_msgs/Image topics (little image frame in the right), why is that happening? I get no errors, but I can't see anything.


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Which version of rviz are you running, Electric, Fuerte, Diamondback? Are you sure the point cloud is within the viewing area of the display?

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-05-20 17:10:38 -0500 )edit

Isn't there some nodelet you need to convert opennI data to PointCloud2?

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-05-20 17:11:17 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-05-20 17:53:31 -0500

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It looks like the 3D viewing window in rviz isn't working properly, or the pointcloud isn't within your field of view.

I would try rotating the view to see if your pointcloud is somewhere else, and I would check that your graphics drivers are installed properly. See:

Note that rviz has fairly high graphics requirements, and doesn't usually work when run on an integrated chipset or within a virtual machine.

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