I am trying to see if slicer has a built in method for smoothing out the staircase effect on models.
for example, this skull model shows the effect on the back:
there are certainly papers that outline algorithms to smooth the staircase effect, but implementation can be a rather daunting task. example: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/6f9a/3e71b8eac55500fd1e9535f60c3ad88662cc.pdf
i see there are posts here (https://discourse.slicer.org/t/help-with-smoothing-models/597) that state cubic voxels are required to avoid staircase artifacts. does that apply in this case where i am not cropping the volume? are voxels in slicer cubic by default?
i would rather avoid generalized smoothing to preserve the integrity of the model in sections without the stair step effect.