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Rviz broken, no transform from child frame to parent frame

asked 2013-09-22 09:45:50 -0500

Arn-O gravatar image


I have just found that my rviz is broken. With several messages no transform from [child_frame] to [parent_frame]. Sorry, I cannot post screenshots.

Any idea to fix this?


Note: I have done the test with rrbot, the gazebo test package and my own robot model.

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answered 2013-09-26 12:12:32 -0500

Arn-O gravatar image

updated 2013-10-13 09:03:22 -0500

I was in fact missing the following package:


I do not understand how it has disappeared.

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answered 2013-09-22 12:12:13 -0500

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Check if the "parent_frame" exists -- if not, you might need to change the "fixed frame" selection within RVIZ (it's under global options at the top of the "Displays" box).

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Thanks for the feedback. Yes, the frame exists. I have not used rviz for a while, so I cannot tell precisely what has broken it. It was working a couple of weeks ago for my models.

Arn-O gravatar image Arn-O  ( 2013-09-23 00:54:28 -0500 )edit

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