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How to add a name to a Marker

asked 2013-08-14 04:12:34 -0500

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I have searched extensively on all the tutorials but I cannot find out how to add a name to my Marker. I have a marker array and want to display different names on every marker in rviz. Does anyone have any idea how this can be done.

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I think I have to use interactive markers in order to add names to all markers. Is there any other way to do it because I dont want to make an interactive marker server and interactive marker file in order to just add names.

Cristian gravatar image Cristian  ( 2013-08-14 04:46:37 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-08-14 05:08:40 -0500

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For each of your markers, you could publish another marker with type TEXT_VIEW_FACING at the same location as your original marker. As far as I know the TEXT_VIEW_FACING type displays the string in the marker.text field at the location specified in marker.pose.position.

Best Tim

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