[ros-users] urdf frame placement

Josh Faust jfaust at willowgarage.com
Mon Mar 22 17:59:33 UTC 2010

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 10:31 AM, Miguel Prada <miguel.register at gmail.com>wrote:

> Ok, I'll reply to myself. I think I'm going in the right direction now.
> I added a robot_state_publisher node to the previous scheme I was talking
> about. This node reads the robot description from the urdf file, receives
> JointState messages from the joint_states topic, and publishes the tf
> frames.
> Now everything seems to be working fine when I open rviz to visualize (no
> errors or warnings). However I have to rely on the frame position and
> orientation that's printed on the display properties panel, since the
> visualization doesn't work on the computer I'm working on (damn Intel
> integrated graphics...).
> Does this sound better?
Yes -- rviz uses the tf transforms to figure out where things are relative
to the fixed frame.

What Intel graphics card do you have?  Can you send a screenshot of rviz not
working?  I've been trying to keep things working with on the integrated
Intel cards since they're so prevalent.

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