10. Advanced: State Management
This tutorial covers different types of state management.
10.2. Save State / Load State
ParaView state files are saved by selecting the menu option File → Save State. These files can be saved as .pvsm files (xml) or .py files (python). The pipeline, orientation of the data set, and all view windows are saved. Select File → Load State to open a saved ParaView state file.
10.3. Save Data
This feature will save the data output from the selected source/filter. The Save Data feature is selected from the main menu: File → Save Data. The data type is whatever you chose when you save the data. If a data type is missing, it probably means you are trying to output data that is not supported by this dataset format. For example, you need to have surface data, as triangles, to output .stl files.
Save Data can be used to:
Create .csv files of your data which can be read into spreadsheets and other programs.
Create .stl files. which are often used for additive manufacturing, or animation programs.
Run filters Extract Surface then Triangulate before saving Data.
Create files Houdini can ingest. These are .geo files.
Again, run filters Extract Surface then Triangulate before saving Data.
10.4. Export Scene
This feature will save whatever is in the viewport to a file. The Export Scene feature is selected from the main menu: File → Export Scene. Again, the data type is whatever you chose when you export scene.
Export Scene can be used to:
Create .webgl files of what is displayed in the viewport. A .html file will be written out, which you can load in a web browser. This format allows users to create interactive data products that anyone can load in a web browser.
Create .pdf files of what is displayed in the viewport.
paraview can now automatically save traces, or macros. This means that
you can start recording a trace, do something, stop recording a trace,
and save this trace into a file. You can then use this trace file as
input to the
pvbatch program, or as a macro within
Tools → Python Shell → Trace → Start Trace.
Use Z normal.
Unselect Show plane.
Unselect Show plane.
Set Coloring to Temp.
In the Python Shell window, Stop Trace.
Save as macro.
Call it Super-disk.
Close the editor.
Now, lets run the trace.
On the Macros toolbar, you will see Super-disk. Click it.