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

Dirk Thomas via ros-users


Hi, ROS Users!

I released `urdf-viz`, URDF viewer.

https://github.com/OTL/urdf-viz

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

Dirk Thomas via ros-users


Hi,

Any chance you could post some known-working URDF examples to the repo? urdf-viz is crashing on our URDF, but It's pretty likely we have errors. It'd be nice to verify that urdf-viz is working as expected on known-good files.

Thanks,
Rick

P.S. Neat idea for a much-needed tool!





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Thank you for trying.

I want to try your URDF to check urdf-viz.

I tried almost all *_descrpition packages on Ubuntu16.04, kinetic.
for example,

* pr2_description/
* pepper_description/
* nao_description/
* [nextage_description/](https://github.com/tork-a/rtmros_nextage/tree/indigo-devel/nextage_description)

and other projects...

but I think this is not enough. (kinetic has less packages than indigo.)

If you can publish your model, or give me your description package to me, I can help you.

urdf-viz failed to show thormang3 model which was released for kinetic.
Below change shows why it failed.

https://github.com/ROBOTIS-GIT/ROBOTIS-THORMANG-Common/commit/238f5622f08fc12146d2a7693a2f6e0d3710c1de

The crate which is used to parse URDF, which is `urdf-rs`, is stricter than normal ROS urdf parse programs (and it is difficult to debug).
It does not allow multiple elements which should be only one.





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