Some background info:

I had found a Skyward Sword heart container necklace to give to a friend (http://www.thepixelsmithy.com/collections/necklaces), but I wanted to present it in the most elaborate way possible.

So, to make it true to the game, I made the Goddess Chest (oh and the Goddess cube is the gift box). The chest even plays the chest opening tune as you open it.

Step 1: Modelling the chest - Part 1

My method of modelling things in 3D is as follows:

I first outline the object in Adobe Illustrator. I prefer Illustrator over the outline capabilities of 3D modelling tools.
I then export it as an AutoCAD drawing, which allows me to import the vector graphic into SolidWorks.
I then perform the necessary 3D manipulations in SolidWorks.

It is during outlining that I plan the 3D manipulations. One needs to be mindful of the types of vectors needed to perform certain manipulations. It is also during the outlining phase that I plan all the pieces I need. The chest top, bottom, legs, and in inner top lining to house the electronics are all separate pieces, and I need enough vector artwork to model them as separate pieces.

Shown, are the reference photos I've used. It is best if you can extract the actual 3D model from the game, but purely for the texture mapping images (the 3D model used in-game is crude). I am able to find the papercraft model for the chest, so I used that for my reference images.

<p>Hi</p><p>Can you show how exactly you do that?</p><p>Build the device that mounts the sound with the magnets? Or what you bought (model) and as modified?</p><p>Thank you</p>
<p>You said black paint was too dark, but what base colour did you use?</p>
I used a grey primer
<p>This amazing! Please tell me you are willing to sell one to me! :'D And if not would you be so kind to answer these two questions? What type of plastic did you use to print it? And where did you put the magnet and how small is it?</p>
<p>I meant the magnet for the reed switch or did you operate it in a different way and am I saying something stupid?...</p>
hi, sorry I can't take commission work now. To answer your question, I used ABS, but you can probably print it with PLA as well. I placed the reed switch in the center of the top lip of the chest, so the magnet would have to be placed on the bottom lip at the center (or somewhere close to the reed switch). Unless you're talking about the magnet ON the reed switch, it's hard to describe, but I placed it at the end of the reed switch (check my drawing). As for the size of the magnet, it doesn't really matter except that it has to be small. I believe I used a 3mm cubic magnet
<p>Well I guess I have to do it myself, will be a challenge for me ;)</p><p>And yes I am going blind because I only just now noticed the battery above the reed switch *facepalm*</p>
<p>OH MY GOODNESS THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! I am obsessed with the legend of zelda series, and not this past year but the year before my parents bought me Skyward Sword for christmas. </p>
<p>Thank you for sharing everything! Love it all! Sadly, the link you provided for the sound module doesn't seem to work anymore. Do you by chance have any other recomondations?</p>
<p>I checked the link out, it still works. Here's a link to their direct product page where you can purchase it: </p><p>http://store.bigdawgspromo.com/product_info.php?products_id=12976&amp;osCsid=798f69990a3e7b294b03bb3958713de8</p>
<p>Perfecto! Works fine for me now! Thanks mate</p>
<p>Working on this next!!! Printing on Taz 3! We rendered it a little differently and we're using PLA!!! &lt;3</p>
Could you share the design of the goddess cube? Its amazing&iexcl;&iexcl;&iexcl;
Finalist! Congrats!
where did you get the little sword in the ribbon?
The ribbons were from The Container Store and the sword's a Japanese gashapon like collectable. For my case, I got it from a seller on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Legend-Zelda-Skyward-Master-Keychain/dp/B00AMTC30Y
Maybe you could answer to all the people who ask for the 3D files for the chest... it wont hurt at all ;)
Patience is virtue. I've shared my files on Thingiverse. I've included the link in the last step
Thanks for sharing :D
Where did you do the 3D printing? thanks. awesome project by the way!
I have a pp3d printer so I printed it myself.
D: i love it! it's the most spectacular thing i have seen!
Is there a way that I could access the finished STLs? Or possibly some way I could get one or two of these printed (say via Shapeways?)
Can you share the STLs to print the chest? Amazing work!!
Mega awesome!
could you post a link to the file for the chest?
This is way cool!
Never thought I'd say this, but it would be really beautiful to somehow turn this into a music box. That song with the harp sounds like it'd come out nicely.
This is amazing, and beautiful!
Great project! Will you make the 3D stl files available to others?
I would love this as a gift to a special some one, but I don't have any of this to make it :( Amazing work!
Wow this is awesome! The end result is so clean and neat!
Btw. why is this not in the &quot;Game.Life 3&quot; contest?
A moderator fairy placed me in the contest today. Thank you mysterious moderator!
My thoughts exactly.
A complete flub on my part. I didn't notice that contest when I published this instructable. And now it's too late to enter! Nooo
this is technology?
Lol I did put it under 3d printing, but one of the editors featured it so I have no control over where it's featured

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Bio: I'm an electrical engineer specializing in software. My hobbies consist of software, hardware, and design. I dabble with industrial design.
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