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Display a path using markers

asked 2013-06-29 21:34:56 -0500

Ratan Sadan gravatar image

I am trying to display the path followed by my differential drive base using rviz. I tried doing the same by using a sphere type marker. However, it changed the position with time.

Is there any way I can display the entire path using the coordinates from a tf frame with markers?

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answered 2013-06-30 15:55:22 -0500

You just need to give a different ns for each marker. I guess you use the following code to specify a marker:

visualization_msgs::Marker marker;
marker.type = visualization_msgs::Marker::SPHERE;
marker.header.stamp = ros::Time::now();
marker.ns = "markerName"

You need to change the "markerName", e.g. "marker0","marker1","marker2"...

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It's probably better to change the id instead of the namespace. There are also specific path displays in rviz.

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2013-07-01 03:07:41 -0500 )edit

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