[ros-users] rviz plugin API

Josh Faust jfaust at willowgarage.com
Fri Nov 5 17:17:53 UTC 2010

A supported plugin api is planned for rviz2, which is hopefully coming in
e-turtle.  Unfortunately the current plugins are not powerful enough for
your use-case.


On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 8:42 AM, Michael Sands <m.sands.vader at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm looking to make a plug-in for rviz for a waypoint management node.
> Basic overview, I had a plugin that has a connected graph of waypoints in
> the real world. I want to make a plugin for rviz to be able to display these
> waypoints and also allow the user to select a waypoint and when selected
> send that as a goal. I know I can just send markers and lines to rviz to
> display the waypoint network but I don't see any way I can make it perform
> and an action when selected. This is why I was looking to make my own
> plugin.
> Does anyone have any ideas or know when the plugin API for rviz is going to
> be released?
> Mike Sands
> VADER Laboratory
> Lehigh University
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