How to put tiling on curved sufaces

hello - any simple and fast methods on how to put subway tiles on curved surfaces like below?

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There is a plugin that will put components on each face. I can’t think of the name of that one. Then there’s “Flowify”.

If the surfaces are all parts of cylinders as in your image, use the Move/Copy and Rotate/Copy native tools to place multiple copies.

If you can see both the tiles, and the underlying cylinders, you might want to match the arc segment length of the cylinders to the width of the tiles.

And you might instead use a texture image instead of drawing individual tiles.

Click in sequence on the Scenes tabs of this SU file for ideas.

Tiles on curved surface.skp (134.4 KB)