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ROS2 Humble Rviz not loading STL file

Problem Hi, I've exported a cad model from Soldiworks 2023 to URDF using the plugin from: http://wiki.ros.org/sw_urdf_exporter I've put this STL that generates the geometry into my own package to load ...
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Fail to load Mesh with STL on Gazebo

I try to load my robot sdf file. But Gazebo cannot load my stl mesh and give these errors ...
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Is collision checking easier when using primitves vs equivalent stls (moveit)

I am wondering whether collision checking using primitive shapes (defined in the URDF) is faster than using equivalent .STL or .obj geometries. With equivalent i mean creating cylinders, spheres and ...
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DAE or STL with textures behaves strange in Gazebo

I have "landscape" 3d shape, either STL or DAE (no texture or UV mapping in this DAE). I am trying to show it in Gazebo and to "stretch" a png texture on it. Now, first of all, ...
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How to export .DAE file from SolidWorks?

How to export .DAE file from SolidWorks? I want to use DAE and STL in URDF, but i can only export STL.
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Getting the rclcpp::Duration in microseconds

Hello everyone! I am trying to calculate the time it takes for a single message from one Node to get to the other Node. The way I calculate the difference is by substituting the timestamp of the ...
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Mesh file not loading in RVIZ and Gazebo

Hello ros developers. I'm new in ROS and I'm trying to create a robot using this .xacro file: ...
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How to add a tool from a STL file

Hello, I'm new at ROS (kinetic 1.12.17, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) and I want to know how can I add a tool to a robot, having the tool in STL format. I'm working with the Robotnik's RB-Kairos robot with the ...
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Can we use a same .STL file for both visual and collision while building URDF?

I have .STL files for my robot model. Can we use the same .STL files for both visual representation and collision representation while building URDF? Originally posted by srujan on ROS Answers with ...
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ROS2 - robot_description/RobotModel - cannot use URDF with meshes

Hello everyone, I am struggling with preparing my URDF model for ROS2 foxy. I cannot make the RobotModel in Rviz2 to show me my robot based on the URDF. I've generated my URDF using fusion2urdf plugin ...
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Rviz: STL marker has missing or transparent faces (prevent culling)

Hi, I'm publishing an STL file using a Marker message, and while Rviz can load the mesh file correctly, some faces of the mesh are missing. It seems that the faces that as a negative normal are not ...
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stl mesh does not become visible in Rviz

With the code below I try to get a collision object into Rviz. For some reason the stl mesh is not showing in the 3D viewer. However the object I am trying to insert is based on the exact same stl ...
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Unable to open stl file into scene in C++

Dear All, I am having some trouble importing an stl file into my scene. I am able to import the stl file into the scene trough the Rviz gui in the 'scene objects' tab and the part becomes visible in ...
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Library for parsing stl files into rviz triangle list

Hello, I am currently looking into loading an stl-file into rviz and be able to color some parts of the mesh differently than others (dynamically, depending on other input). To my understanding the ...
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Converting from URDF to STL

Is there any way to convert URDF files into STL files? I know basically we use CAD software to create stl and convert them into urdf to simulate our robots. But, in my situation, I have only xacro ...
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confusing RVIZ message says triangle count does not match file size

We were getting an error message from RVIZ saying that our STL file is too small. We upgraded from Kinetic to LoggerHead based on so web searching but nothing fixed the issue. In the end it turned out ...
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RVIZ Marker STL Mesh Color and Transparency Issues

Hi, Has anyone been able to get STL meshes to properly display with the specified color and alpha values when generating the messages in roscpp and visualizing them in RVIZ? For some reason, I can get ...
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Do I always need meshes in *.dae format to simulate in Gazebo?

I am trying to simulate with p3dx model in Gazebo. I got p3dx description files from a package that is available online. I see that there are several parts of p3dx that are in .stl mesh format. I have ...
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RVIZ failed to visualize STL scene objects

I have tried to add some STL objects into the scene in RVIZ (add object as a file option). It seems that more complex models failed to render in rviz. The simplest ones renders well. [I can't load a ...
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launch a .stl file

Hi Ros Users: I have a .stl file and I just would like to launch in a gazebo empty world with a .launch. How con I do that? Thanks a lot ! Originally posted by Alvaro Salcedo on ROS Answers with ...
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Calibration pattern chessboard

Hi Ros users: I am doing a calibration camera and I have to have a calibration pattern in Gazebo. I like to know if there is a .stl calibration pattern chessboard file on the internet to do that. And ...
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ros3djs not able to display my 3D files

Hello! I've built a part in solidworks and exported it into a STL file. So I'm trying to display it on the web browser through the package ros3djs (http://wiki.ros.org/ros3djs/Tutorials/...
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Export URDF from STL

Hi, Id like to know if its possible to export a working URDF of a ground vehicle from a complete STL file. ?? Can i know How?. I do not have the individual parts of the complete robot.Just a complete ...
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Unable to display Mesh as an interactive marker

I want to use a mesh as a marker. To do that, I changed basic_controls.py to : ...
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Creating stl mesh file with textures

Hello, I'm trying to make a simple cube to set over a pioneer. The cube has some Aruco Tags (textures). I did the cube in sketchup and them exported it to stl. Then I saved it with meshlab and put it ...
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ardrone goes through the mobile robot after changing the stl file

I have two robots an AR. Drone and mobile robot. the aim is that the ardrone should see the mobile robot as an obstacle from its laser data. All of the work is in gazebo simulator. Since the ardrone ...
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trouble loading .stl as mesh into RVIZ

I'm trying to load a .stl file as a mesh in RVIZ and having problems seeing anything. I have tweaked the rviz marker tutorial(http://wiki.ros.org/rviz/Tutorials/Markers%3A%20Basic%20Shapes) to attempt ...
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[RVIZ bug] STL Gouraud/Phong/Smooth Shading

Hi guys, I'm trying to write an OpenRAVE visualizer based on librivz in Fuerte. As part of this, I need to load and display various kinds of models, but for now I am assuming just the model types RVIZ ...
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import stl into moveit

All, I would like to add a custom scene to moveit using my own stl file. Is there any documentation on how that works? The only information I found is this. It works as described but when I try to ...
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movement in gazebo with .stl file

hello, i have a question, can i move an stl object sapwned in gazebo?, the stl file is a 3D hand, can i move the fingers? how can i do that? thanks!! Originally posted by joseescobar60 on ROS Answers ...
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ROS Answers SE migration: STL vs DAE

Is there any advantages or disadvantages of using one over the other in a urdf file? i.e. Collision computation time? rendering? etc... Originally posted by Jeremy Corbett on ROS Answers with karma: ...
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rviz rendering issues (disjointed triangles)

I'm running ROS fuerte in Ubuntu 12.04LTS. Complete fresh installation. No issues setting it up. The problem appears whenever I try to render a model in rviz I get only a partially rendered model. For ...
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Bug: Mesh file path in URDF. Cannot locate resource file://

Hi I've saved a SolidWorks file as an ASCII .STL, opened it in MeshLab and re-saved as a Binary .STL When I try to test it using the file:// descriptor in a URDF file I'm getting some errors: XML ...
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Converting SolidWorks STL files into urdf file

I have the solidworks stl file of my robot, but how can I convert it into urdf file? I have tried simmechanics_to_urdf, but it seems don't work at all. For example, the stl file is test.stl (asscii), ...
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Spawn an .obj or .stl file in Gazebo

I recently got a couple models that I would like to import into gazebo. However they are of .obj and .stl file types (I have each model in both formats). Is there a direct way to import these models ...
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Copying STL files to gazebo_worlds

Hi all How do I copy a file into gazebo_worlds, currently I am trying the following command $ cp table.stl rospack find gazebo_worlds/Media/models/ but I get ...
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Using *.stl files as parameters for Gazebo creations

Aloha ROSians! I am fairly new to ROS, as I am sure my problem lies with a rudimentary misunderstanding of the file structure of ROS, but nonetheless it is a problem that stumped several of us for a ...
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How to, stl in rviz and gazebo?

This may be a very newbie question, however I am somewhat struggling with it. I have got an stl file (from Google SketchUp), how should I get it into rviz and gazebo ? UPDATE 1 I have been exactly ...
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RViz Mesh Transparency Issue

I have just gotten our SolidWorks assembly of a custom robotic arm converted into URDF format and its joint states are successfully being updated in rviz. The issue I am currently having is an odd ...
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Can't import STL file into gazebo

Hello, I can't seem to create STL files that gazebo will accept. I have tried exporting stl files from Autodesk Inventor 2012, Solidworks 2011 and Pro/Engineer wildfire 5.0. For testing purposes I ...
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stl error loading

I'm trying to create a Robot URDF and represent it in RVIZ and I have two problems when inserting the geometry using (when I used simple geometries the robot's representation was ok). If the link's ...
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How to generate .stl files

How to generate .stl files for my robot? As far as I understand I need to create CAD model for each link and then export it as .stl file (binary not ascii?). Which one (Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks......
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Why import complicated stl file will caused problem on gazebo?

My cad translate to stl file is I use meshlab to view it: But when I import to gazebo. ...
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care-o-bot bad stl files

the care-o-bot stl files inside the cob_description package all start with the word 'solid'. The STL specification says that binary stl files cannot start with solid, this makes a lot of importers (...
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Converting SolidWorks stuff to URDF. STL and Meshlab problems

We have hard time converting our very cool robot SolidWorks files into URDF. They are way too complicated to make it somehow manually from scratch. As much I know there is no way to draw 3D model with ...
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How to import stl files into urdf files

I am trying to use stl files with the tag mesh with this code: ...
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gazebo model dynamically modified by programming

Hi, How to modify the model in gazebo like stl file by C or C++? Example: I load a face model on gazebo, and I want to revise small portion of face model (lips) when speaking. How to do that? Is there ...
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urdf collada difference

Hi, What is the major difference of urdf,stl,collada? STL is only composed by mesh, so it only can move the whole object, right? And urdf can define several joints to move. But if I use collada file ...
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retrieve the bounding box of a mesh

Before I venture into figuring out how to make a bounding box of a mesh from a .mesh file or .stl file, I thought I would ask on this forum if the following has already been done somewhere in ros-pkgs:...
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