I am looking to convert a MATLAB pointCloud object to a ROS PointCloud2 message. My application is receiving a point cloud, and processing the data in MATLAB. Then I wish to publish this cloud to ROS in the PointCloud2 format. I assume that since MATLAB can read the XYZ and RGB values in my subscribed PointCloud2 then there are translations between the two.
This is my current MATLAB pointCloud object that I wish to transform to something similar to the PointCloud2 that i receive.
This is my received PointCloud2 message in MATLAB:
I would very much appreciate any help! I think that I really don't understand how the PointCloud2 messages are formatted...