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Sketchup to urdf file not found

asked 2013-06-03 23:28:47 -0500

updated 2013-06-05 20:25:35 -0500

Hi guys,

I'm trying to import my robotmodel on rviz but when I change the urdf file from

<cylinder length="0.6" radius="0.2"/>

to a mesh (created by sketchup) like

<mesh filename="package://robo01.dae"/>

when i run rviz the shell tell me

[ERROR] [1370333859.322282991]: Could not load resource [package://robo01.dae]: Unable to open file "package://robo01.dae". following this post

i try

ls rospack find urdf_tutorial/robo01.dae

and it tell me that the file is in correct place (??).

Could someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

thanks a lot guys for your answer

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answered 2013-06-07 03:23:53 -0500

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updated 2013-06-07 03:24:55 -0500

Hi @danielq,

You need to specify the actual package name and subdirectory (if any) in your URL. So try this:

<mesh filename="package://urdf_tutorial/robo01.dae"/>

If your model was in a subdirectory of the urdf_tutorial package called "meshes" (for example), you would use:

<mesh filename="package://urdf_tutorial/meshes/robo01.dae"/>


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thanks Patrick for the answer. It was soo simple soo it works.

danielq gravatar image danielq  ( 2013-06-07 07:13:35 -0500 )edit

Hi @danielq. Glad that did the trick. Please mark the answer as "correct" by clicking the checkmark above.

Pi Robot gravatar image Pi Robot  ( 2013-06-12 03:28:00 -0500 )edit

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