[ros-users] [Discourse.ros.org] [ROS Projects] Urdf-viz: URDF file viewer

Takashi Ogura ros.discourse at gmail.com
Sat Aug 19 14:14:22 UTC 2017

Hi, ROS Users!

I released `urdf-viz`, URDF viewer.


How do you check your URDF files?
launch rviz? Isn't heavy?

urdf-viz is offline, single binary to visualize urdf file.
It supports not only moving each joint, but moving arms using inverse kinematics.
All mesh types are supported.

See some images

<img src='/uploads/ros/original/1X/dba3a35de00fc5dd9711246868481ce894375987.png'>
<img src='/uploads/ros/original/1X/4c57bd5675160fcf61507ee040319981be6b9675.png'>
<img src='/uploads/ros/original/1X/4ec5b319c35f865f9b481a04434ff5b3505ea7c1.png'>
<img src='/uploads/ros/original/1X/146741cd8798010920e3acd6543699ba6ebb65ab.png'>

I'm happy if you try `urdf-viz` and tell me some issues on github.
I know the GUI interface is not good enough, but it will take more time to fix it.

Because `urdf-viz` is written in [rust-lang](https://www.rust-lang.org), it is not installed by
apt-get install ros-*.
Please read [README.md](https://github.com/OTL/urdf-viz) to try.

I think Rust is suitable language for robotics, and started some projects for robotics.
urdf-viz is one of them.

I already wrote [kinematics](https://github.com/OTL/k), [urdf loader](https://github.com/OTL/urdf-rs), [visualizer](https://github.com/OTL/urdf-viz), and [rrt](https://github.com/OTL/rrt) in Rust.

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