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How display pointcloud messages in browser using rosjs ?

asked 2012-09-13 03:29:53 -0500

BeuBeu gravatar image

updated 2012-09-13 03:33:28 -0500

Hi guys,
I have found the same question but the answer seems to be obsolete. Concerning, this link. I can't find some JavaScript files used in this tutorial. Especially visualization.js.

They are not included in rosbridge nor wviz packages. I can't find them on rosbridge website
Are they obsolete ? Where can i find the last version?

By the way, how can I display my pointcloud from ROS messages in my webpage using rosjs.

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answered 2012-09-14 04:41:27 -0500

updated 2018-11-06 17:53:03 -0500

130s gravatar image

Hi Beubeu,

as Dejan pointed out wviz now lives in bosch_web_visualization stack. Wviz uses javascript files included in

  • rosjs_visualization (this package might be what you're looking for btw),
  • rosjs_common, and,
  • rosjs_resources

Just to test, you could trying installing wviz and adding a laser scan display in the scene.

If (that works) && (you want to make your own custom web page) && (you need help) then let's take the topic to bosch_web_visualization user group.

If you are interested in visualizing point clouds, then please use Brown's pcl_filter package (it will throttle the data and prevent Chrome from crashing). In the near future rosjs_visualization (and wviz) will use compression to reduce the bandwidth consumption. Until that day, pcl_filter is our best friend.


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answered 2012-09-13 06:52:09 -0500

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Web visualization was revamped recently, please have a look at If that does not help you further please contact, he is the maintainer of the stack. D.

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answered 2018-11-06 17:56:50 -0500

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I'm afraid the accepted answer (as of 20181105) might be considered as outdated as there doesn't seem to have been update since fuerte (6 yrs ago?).

Meanwhile, this tutorial in ros3djs might help (I haven't tried yet though).

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