[ros-users] re-purposing rviz for flight sim

Blaise Gassend blaise at willowgarage.com
Wed Feb 9 17:36:57 UTC 2011

Not sure what you're trying to do, but there are FOSS flight
simulators out there. I expect that adding a ROS API to a flight
simulator is easier than adding a flight simulator to a ROS aware 3D

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 10:18 PM, Adam Leeper <aleeper at stanford.edu> wrote:
> Hi all-
> Has anybody tried using rviz as a quick-and-dirty visualization tool for
> non-robot stuff? I'm thinking of using it for a very simple joystick driven
> "flight sim." I'd like to be able to show some sort of ground, and a skybox
> with a cloud texture pasted on it.
> Are there good examples somewhere of loading in environmental objects, such
> as a skybox, including textures?
> Thanks,
> Adam
> Adam Leeper
> Stanford University
> aleeper at stanford.edu
> 719.358.3804
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