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Importing custom objects in Gazebo

asked 2012-09-14 04:51:08 -0500

Zee-Q gravatar image

updated 2012-09-14 20:35:54 -0500

Hi all,

i made my custom objects in 3d studio max and now i want it to be shown in my gazebo world at specific place. Any suggestions which is the best and easy way to achieve it. i was looking here but doesnt work for me.

thanks (p.s i am using ros Electric and ubuntu 10.04) [its SOLVED no more interested in answer thanks]

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answered 2012-09-14 23:17:52 -0500

prasanna.kumar gravatar image

updated 2012-09-14 23:21:04 -0500

I suppose your model will be in .3ds format. I suggest you follow this procedure.

  • Convert to .dae or .stl using MeshLab (or any software). I prefer converting to .stl using MeshLab

  • In the <size> or <scale> tag of your model file specify the size of the bounding box (or cylinder or sphere).

  • Specify the pose of bounding box in your world through <xyz> and <rpy>

  • If you are using .stl specify the material in <gazebo> (beware of materials available on fuerte)

Find a sample file in this page (named table.urdf)

Hope this helps!

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Thanks prasana.

Zee-Q gravatar image Zee-Q  ( 2012-09-16 12:44:25 -0500 )edit

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