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How to animate a robot like a character in a 3D animation movie?

asked 2013-10-31 02:35:03 -0500

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updated 2014-01-28 17:18:24 -0500

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I would like to handle animation sequences for a robot. Is there a way to manage this using a ROS package?

Here are the features that I would expect from such a package:

  • manage a sequence "data container" for sequences manipulation
  • read this container to activate the robot joints
  • view/edit this container
  • generate containers from recordings
  • generate containers with tools similar to a 3D graphics animation software (like Blender or Maya), using keyframes or IK

I have found this one, which looks in line with my requirement, but unfortunately for the PR2 only:

Bags could be also a part of the solution (data container management):

Any feedback appreciated, could it be a similar requirement, documentations, contact, etc.

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answered 2018-04-13 13:03:57 -0500

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If you use Maya, make sure to check out this open source plugin:

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This is a nice plugin, but the OP specifically asked for a ROS package to do this. Your suggestion is Maya only.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-04-14 00:49:53 -0500 )edit

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