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rviz2 does not display an urdf file

asked 2021-08-08 17:55:56 -0600

jarain78 gravatar image

updated 2021-08-12 15:37:23 -0600

Hello everyone, I have a question related to rviz2. I am trying to display an urdf and rviz2 show this:

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I got the tf but I can't represent the 3D models.

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answered 2021-08-12 17:13:29 -0600

ijnek gravatar image

Assuming you're using the robot_state_publisher package to publish your TFs, it also publishes the contents of the URDF file of the robot you're using to a topic robot_description.

In RViz, in the Displays panel, open up RobotModel, and change Description Topic to /robot_description. (This makes the RobotModel visualization in RViz listen to the model of the robot from the robot_state_publisher).

Also, make sure Visual Enabled is ticked under Robot Model.

You should be able to see your own robot, like below (or whatever robot you're using)

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answered 2021-08-12 18:24:18 -0600

jarain78 gravatar image

Hi ijnek's, I don't know why I didn't see this.... buff. I had other bugs that I have already fixed and I didn't see this error.

Thank you.

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