[ros-users] rviz and PointCloud2

Radu Bogdan Rusu rusu at willowgarage.com
Thu May 6 17:01:20 UTC 2010

Dear Guillem,

Thank you for the kind words. Currently there is no other way to visualize a PointCloud2 message in rviz, other than the 
one you mentioned (conversion via point_cloud_converter - btw, you can run the node directly too, see 

We'll try to implement the PointCloud2 rviz plugin in the next 2-3 weeks. I also got quite a few requests in the past 
couple of days to check in a PCD visualization tool, so we'll do that too once I get back to California.


guillem alenya wrote:
> Hi all,
> my name is Guillem, and I'm new to this list.
> I've got a 3D sensor providing depth data that I represent as a 
> PointCloud2 (Let me say that PCL is really very promising!). Now I would 
> like to show this PointCloud2 using rviz. The only way I've found (and 
> works!) is to call
>    point_cloud_converter::convert(cloud2,cloud);
> to obtain a PointCloud suitable for publishing to rviz.
> The question is: there is a better way to do that using the original 
> PointCloud2?
> Thanks in advance,
> Guillem
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