Chaos Group, a leading provider of state of the art rendering solutions for the media, entertainment, and design industries,announced the release of VRayPattern 2.0 for Autodesk Maya 2014-2017. This plug-in allows you periodically multiply geometry without extra memory consumption.
As a sample you can use any tiled geometry (or those with unobtrusive joints). VRayPattern also allows to curve geometry on any surface. The plug-in works in a similar way as displacement map. However, displacement map can only use raster or vector maps of pattern to cover the surface of geometry whereas VRayPattern can use any of the original geometry.