[ros-users] User-friendly improvements to rviz

Dave Hershberger hersh at willowgarage.com
Tue Aug 21 18:13:34 UTC 2012

Hi Stéphane,

It is easier for me to incorporate your contributions when they are
included as patch files in bug reports, instead of as a fork of the entire
source tree.

Sorry I was slow to respond, I was on vacation last week.


On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 4:59 AM, Stéphane Magnenat <
stephane.magnenat at mavt.ethz.ch> wrote:

> Hello,
> Rviz is a great tool, but some default plugins are missing some features
> very useful in research (and often demanded). In particular:
> - Visualization for OccupancyMap should be able to display gray-scale
> values corresponding to occupancy, and not only 3 values.
> - Markers lists should be able to handle per-element alpha. I know that
> the web page states otherwise, but frankly I do not see any reason not to
> do it. It is very useful, in particular for triangle lists.
> Therefore, I decided to go forward and to implement these two features,
> they are available here:
>     https://github.com/ethz-asl/**visualization-userfriendly<https://github.com/ethz-asl/visualization-userfriendly>
> I might add more features depending on the needs here at ASL. Of course, I
> would be very happy to see these features contributed upstream.
> Your comments are welcome,
> Kind regards,
> Stéphane
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