A State File allows you to save your whole Project within ParaViewGeo.
Your project may include just a few objects, or hundreds of datasets. In any case, you want to save your data so you don't have to re-do the work and re-invest the hours you've spent in adding filters, coloring your datasets exactly right, and maybe even creating a Slide Show or Animation to show the different aspects of your data. Whatever the reason, the State File is your answer.
When you save a state file in ParaViewGeo, the file includes all your dataset information and also retains information related to the rotation and coloring of each dataset object, as well as the number and layout of the render views that are visible when the file is saved. The state file will also contain the information for all the slides and any animations that have been created. If you loaded any images during the session, a texture file of the image is saved as well. As for version 1.4.14, you can remove a texture (Object/color) from a state file.
The state file will not save the data itself, so your original datasets will need to remain in their locations, since it is the location that is saved in the state. When the state is loaded, ParaViewGeo looks at the state file to see which datasets it needs to load, and where these datasets are located. An error will display if one or more of the datasets cannot be found.
Once a state file is loaded, the program re-creates all the visualizations, slides and animations that are part of your project. You can continue to work on your project, adding or removing datasets, applying filters, modifying a slide show, etc. When you save the state again, all the actions are saved and all visualizations will be fully re-created the next time the state is opened.
So no matter the size of your project, the state file can handle the job.