[ros-users] Set orientation of plane for SACSegmentation

sabrinakliegl at innok.de sabrinakliegl at innok.de
Mon Sep 20 13:19:11 UTC 2010

Hi everybody,

I am trying to extract the ground plane from a point cloud using pcl  
and SACSegmentation. I implemented the segmentation similar to the  
code of the "Planar model segmentation"-tutorial for pcl.

This works great to extract the dominant plane of the point cloud. Now  
I want to specify the axis and the epsAngle to avoid that e.g. walls  
are recognized as dominant planes.

Here the relevant code:

void getDominantPlane(const pcl::PointCloud<pcl::PointXYZ>& cloud){
pcl::ModelCoefficients coefficients;
pcl::PointIndices inliers;

pcl::SACSegmentation<pcl::PointXYZ> seg;
seg.setOptimizeCoefficients (true);
seg.setModelType (pcl::SACMODEL_ORIENTED_PLANE);
seg.setMethodType (pcl::SAC_RANSAC);
seg.setDistanceThreshold (distanceThres);

seg.setEpsAngle( epsAngle/180.0*3.14 );

seg.setInputCloud (boost::make_shared<pcl::PointCloud<pcl::PointXYZ>  
seg.segment (inliers, coefficients);


AxisX, axisY, axisZ and epsAngle are set with dynamic_reconfigure. But  
changing these parameters has no effect to the result of the  
segmentation. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance,

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