Rviz + Kinect -> Black point clouds [closed]

asked 2012-09-27 13:04:47 -0500

MartinW gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 08:34:11 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

Hello all,

I'm currently working the kinect sensor, ros fuerte and ubuntu 12.04. From the tutorials, I start roscore, roslaunch openni_launch openni.launch, and dynamic_reconfigure the driver to register depth points. Then I can visualize what the kinect see in the rviz by running rosrun rviz rviz.

Everything seems to work fine at first, I can clearly visualize the point cloud produced by the kinect. However, shortly after that the point cloud starts to flash black (refer to picture 1) and as I run rviz longer, it just gets worse (refer to picture 2). Until it gets to the point that all I see are black point clouds instead of their RGB values.

Does anyone know what could be causing this?

Kind Regards, Martin

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Mac
close date 2013-01-22 07:47:07



What does your RGB image look like?

Mac gravatar image Mac  ( 2013-01-21 14:18:06 -0500 )edit

It was some memory leak in the openni_launch. I did an update on the files and everything works great now :D

MartinW gravatar image MartinW  ( 2013-01-22 06:58:55 -0500 )edit