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rviz qt creator gui

asked 2013-08-19 22:43:17 -0500

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updated 2014-01-28 17:17:42 -0500

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Hi all

I have a question.

I would like to develop a GUI. I want this GUI to interact with a robot running the navigation stack, further I would like to insert this GUI in RVIZ so I can have just a single GUI to deal with.

Can some body tell me the best way to tackle this issue.

I know that I can use qt-creator and CMakelist. I can also use ros-qt, which one would be the best and how can they be integrated in RVIZ.

By the way, I am running ros groovy.

In advance thank you for your help

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answered 2013-08-20 00:54:58 -0500

Muhammad Badr gravatar image

Personally I use the quick and useful rqt_gui from rqt, you can integrate RVIZ in rqt_gui by choosing it from the plugins menu but you will have less viewing area if you have other plugins running, one way to solve that would be to close all RVIZ panels except Tools and Time

I've never used qt-creator so I can't comment on which might be better, hope that helps

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Hi, thanx, ok, sounds interesting, my question now is how to create a GUI based on rqt_gui and then exported or build a plugin

acp gravatar imageacp ( 2013-08-20 01:22:14 -0500 )edit
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The tutorials are good: http://ros.org/wiki/rqt/Tutorials

TommyP gravatar imageTommyP ( 2013-08-20 03:42:18 -0500 )edit

Ok, thank you for the replay, the issue no is that if I need to create my GUI first and then the plugin will call it and then I can visualise it in RVIZ

acp gravatar imageacp ( 2013-08-20 05:28:30 -0500 )edit

Well, I suspect that if you do the tutorials and understand that code you will be able to answer your question. If you are not familiar with QT maybe you have to read up on that before also.

TommyP gravatar imageTommyP ( 2013-08-20 08:11:21 -0500 )edit

ok, in a few words, I need to create my GUI based on QT, and then create the plugin so it can be visualised by rqt, rigt?

acp gravatar imageacp ( 2013-08-20 22:59:12 -0500 )edit

I guess I need to create a QWidget-based GUI, what kind of environment you may recommend to create it?

acp gravatar imageacp ( 2013-08-20 23:02:38 -0500 )edit

I use Emacs to write code to create an GUI. Or maybe I use QT Designer to graphically design how the UI should look and then write code to implement the GUI. All this is explained in the tutorials. Maybe you should read them and try to understand them.

TommyP gravatar imageTommyP ( 2013-08-21 01:44:46 -0500 )edit

I have been through the tutorial, I have to run the python example and I get the fowlloing error: PluginManager._load_plugin() could not load plugin "rqt_mypkg/My Plugin": do you have a clue? thanks.

acp gravatar imageacp ( 2013-08-22 02:29:24 -0500 )edit

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