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tf view_frames missing

asked 2013-01-30 10:35:49 -0600

updated 2013-01-30 10:36:12 -0600

I just did an install of the full desktop version of ROS Groovy as per the instructions on the install page. I just built a transform tree, and would like use the view_frames function in the tf package, but it's not there. Could I have missed installing it somehow?

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answered 2013-02-07 01:45:56 -0600

It turns out view_frames is still included in Groovy, but is in /opt/ros/groovy/bin so you can run it directly from the command line (assuming $PATH is set correctly). It seems this has happened with other packages. More info here: http://answers.ros.org/question/54132/pcl_ros-bag_to_pcd-not-found/

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answered 2013-01-31 02:21:57 -0600

view_frames is now a rqt plugin called rqt_tf_tree.

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Where can I get this plugin and how do I use it? I cannot find it with apt-get.

Jeffrey Kane Johnson gravatar imageJeffrey Kane Johnson ( 2013-02-01 04:34:12 -0600 )edit

It looks like it's supposed to be included in ros-groovy-rqt-robot-plugins, but for some reason it isn't.

Dan Lazewatsky gravatar imageDan Lazewatsky ( 2013-02-01 07:33:37 -0600 )edit

That's unfortunate. Would you know of any alternative way for visualizing the transform tree?

Jeffrey Kane Johnson gravatar imageJeffrey Kane Johnson ( 2013-02-01 07:37:39 -0600 )edit

You should just be able to install the plugin from source. The wiki page has a link to the repository.

Dan Lazewatsky gravatar imageDan Lazewatsky ( 2013-02-01 07:56:56 -0600 )edit

Ah, right. Thanks!

Jeffrey Kane Johnson gravatar imageJeffrey Kane Johnson ( 2013-02-02 10:18:30 -0600 )edit

Could you please be more explicit Dan ? (I don't want to open a new question as this is only the following of the original question) Because what I did doesn't work : - copy git - roscreate-pkg rqt_tf_tree - rospack profile - copy the files from the repository to my package - cmake and make install

Stephane.M gravatar imageStephane.M ( 2013-02-07 01:32:20 -0600 )edit

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