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How to use gzbuilder with ROS?

asked 2012-10-31 07:50:47 -0600

Ammar gravatar image

Hello, I am trying to create a terrain map that can be used in Gazebo. I have a ROS version of the Gazebo plugin. After some basic search, I found that "gzbuilder" is the utility that needs to be used to create terrain maps compatible within Gazebo. This gzbuilder utility is usually shipped (I presume) within a Gazebo source install for Ubuntu. However, I cannot find it within the ROS installation of the same. Could someone, please tell me how I can use gzbuilder if I have Gazebo for ROS installed? Alternatively, if you know how to create terrain maps for Gazebo, I would appreaciate that. Thank you, Ammar

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answered 2012-11-02 05:28:27 -0600

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So I figured it out. GzBuilder has been deprecated. Though Gazebo can accept COLLADA (.dae files). Therefore I just used MeshBuilder and converted the GeoTiff files that I had into .dae and was able to load it in Gazebo.

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