Actual brick texture for 3D printed part?

Anyone have a fast way for modeling 3D brick pattern (in chimney form)?
Was hoping for some type of rubber stamp/3D texture/ parametric feature existing…
As you can see my way is messy…

Stacked components if you must, but do you need the geometry? How about an applied material?

He needs the geometry cause it’s for 3D printing.

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Make a ‘grid’ of mortar lines and use Trim to cut them out of the chimney.

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There are a lot of ways to do it, it depends on how you want it to look, you can model one brick create a group and copy it on the surface, then use solid tools to trim the bricks that don’t fit on the wall, if you want a more realistic look you could use a plugin like bitmap to mesh, download a PBR brick texture import the height map and convert it to mesh, it will be heavier but definitely look better.

Ahhh, in that case I have had success making stacked arrayed bricks as rectangles proud of a central large rectangle which represents the mortar then exploding and merging or outer shell all of it. I see Box writing… I basically I do the opposite of him re bricks and mortar but the exact same idea.