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Import EDAX EBSD Data (.ang)

Group (Subgroup)

IO (Input)


This Filter will read a single .ang file into a new Data Container with a corresponding Image Geometry, allowing the immediate use of Filters on the data instead of having to generate the intermediate .h5ebsd file. A Cell Attribute Matrix and Ensemble Attribute Matrix will also be created to hold the imported EBSD information. Currently, the user has no control over the names of the created Attribute Arrays. The user should be aware that simply reading the file then performing operations that are dependent on the proper crystallographic and sample reference frame will be undefined or simply wrong. In order to bring the crystal reference frame and sample reference frame into coincidence, rotations will need to be applied to the data.

Default TSL Transformations

If the data has come from a TSL acquisition system and the settings of the acquisition software were in the default modes, he following reference frame transformations may need to be performed based on the version of the OIM Analysis software being used to collect the data:

  • Sample Reference Frame: 180o about the <010> Axis
  • Crystal Reference Frame: 90o about the <001> Axis

The user also may want to assign un-indexed pixels to be ignored by flagging them as "bad". The Threshold Objects Filter can be used to define this mask by thresholding on values such as Confidence Index > 0.1 or Image Quality > desired quality.


Name Type Description
Input File File Path The input .ang file path

Required Geometry

Not Applicable

Required Objects


Created Objects ##

Kind Default Name Type Component Dimensions Description
Data Container ImageDataContainer N/A N/A Created Data Container name with an Image Geometry
Attribute Matrix CellData Cell N/A Created Cell Attribute Matrix name
Attribute Matrix CellEnsembleData Cell Ensemble N/A Created Cell Ensemble Attribute Matrix name
Cell Attribute Array Confidence Index float (1) Confidence of indexing
Cell Attribute Array EulerAngles float (3) Three angles defining the orientation of the Cell in Bunge convention (Z-X-Z)
Cell Attribute Array Fit float (1) Quality of fit for indexing
Cell Attribute Array Image Quality float (1) Quality of image
Cell Attribute Array Phases int32_t (1) Specifies to which phase each Cell belongs
Cell Attribute Array SEM Signal float (1) Value of SEM signal
Cell Attribute Array X Position float (1) X coordinate of Cell
Cell Attribute Array Y Position float (1) Y coordinate of Cell
Ensemble Attribute Array CrystalStructures uint32_t (1) Enumeration representing the crystal structure for each Ensemble
Ensemble Attribute Array LatticeConstants float (6) The 6 values that define the lattice constants for each Ensemble
Ensemble Attribute Array MaterialName String (1) Name of each Ensemble

Example Pipelines

  • INL Export
  • Export Small IN100 ODF Data (StatsGenerator)
  • Edax IPF Colors
  • Confidence Index Histogram

Please see the description file distributed with this Plugin

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