Project: Blender Extensions
Tracker: Py Scripts Upload
Script name: TreadTiler
Wiki page: ?
Dependencies: sys, math
Author(s): Lawrence D'Oliveiro
You create a piece of tyre-tread pattern, define a centre of rotation, and it will create a new mesh object with the tread pattern replicated around a ring and the edges nicely joined together.
Still has some debug messages being written to stderr, I will remove these once I feel confident enough in the code.
The above Git repository also includes a user guide and tutorial.