Building a Visual Robot Model with URDF from Scratch tutorial: rviz error [closed]

asked 2013-08-12 09:39:42 -0600

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In the "Building a Visual Robot Model with URDF from Scratch" tutorial I run into the following error:

[rviz-3] process has died [pid 5506, exit code -11, cmd /opt/ros/groovy/lib/rviz/rviz -d /opt/ros/groovy/stacks/robot_model_tutorials/urdf_tutorial/urdf.rviz __name:=rviz __log:=/home/elim323/.ros/log/b2f9416e-003c-11e3-8e43-74e50bf0806c/rviz-3.log]. log file: /home/elim323/.ros/log/b2f9416e-003c-11e3-8e43-74e50bf0806c/rviz-3*.log

even after including the "urdf.rviz" file and changing both launch files ("display.launch" and "xacrodisplay.launch") to specify "rviz" instead of "vcg" as shown in the updated urdf_tutorial files posted on github.

Is there something I am missing?

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by tfoote
close date 2016-04-27 02:04:49.587602


Are you doing joint state publications? If so, please provide more info... Which operating system and ROS distro do you employ?

allenh1 gravatar image allenh1  ( 2013-08-12 10:38:23 -0600 )edit

I think I am doing joint state publications according to the tutorial (sorry still new to ROS and terminology). I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ROS Groovy. I have installed the joint_state_publisher and the urdf_tutorial packages and have followed the tutorial until "roslaunch urdf_tutorial display.launch model:=01-myfirst.urdf" where it then briefly shows what I believe is a blank splash screen for rviz before closing and giving the error shown above.

etl5 gravatar image etl5  ( 2013-08-12 11:00:02 -0600 )edit