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How-to: Keyblade by JoeCoool How-to: Keyblade by JoeCoool
As promised, here is a step-by-step guide to how I made my Keyblade. I know that a lot of you do not know how to use SolidWorks, but I hope that you enjoy going through the process with me! Dimensions are included if you want them, though they may be a bit large.

The original can be found here: [link]

The program used to create this was SolidWorks 2008.

If you like it, please :+fav: and comment. Makes me want to make more.
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MarkOfMastery Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thanks, Ill try that
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MarkOfMastery Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
How did you mate the chain links to the sword and to each other?
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JoeCoool Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I just manually positioned the chains and used the 'fix' mate to lock their position.
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MarkOfMastery Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
What gloss blue did you use?
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JoeCoool Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
High gloss, if I had to guess. Play around with the options and lighting until you find a material that you like.
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MarkOfMastery Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Hi, how do you add the polished gold and gloss blue and all those things? I'm not sure how to get to where I need to be to do it.
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JoeCoool Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
If you have PhotoWorks installed along with your copy of SolidWorks, you fist need to make sure that it's in use; you can do this by going to the add-ins menu on the top bar. On the right of the screen, there should be a little tab for PhotoWorks. Click there and browse through the different materials. Once you find one you want, you can just drag it onto the feature you want in the feature tree on the left.

If you don't have PhotoWorks, you might be able to change the color or the feature in question by adjusting the appearances for that feature. Unfortunately, I no longer have SolidWorks installed on my computer, so I can't check on that for you, but I hope one of these two methods works for you. Good luck!
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Neitheram Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome tutorial!! X3 I'm just starting to use solid works 0w0
I'll try it someday!
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JoeCoool Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome! If you have any questions about SolidWorks, please don't hesitate to ask me!
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Neitheram Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well... I tried my luck already
but I had some trouble with the render... it looks very bright and stuff XD

[link]

Any tips on rendering for this noob?
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JoeCoool Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hey, that looks really good! Congratulations!
It seems like you need to change the lighting options for your render. The materials (from here) look good, so try changing the ambient lighting and directional lighting in the photoworks menu. Whenever I have to render something, it takes me a long time to find the combination of materials and lighting that gives me what I want. If you can't seem to make the lighting options work, try making modifications to the materials.
Good luck, and please keep me updated on your progress!
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mauduit Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Trouble on the Chain
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JoeCoool Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
How are you having problems? I can try to help.
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mauduit Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
when i'm trying to make the chain being chained together, somehow it doesn't fit with the mickey logo at the end of the chain

sorry i'm really really bad at english
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JoeCoool Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I do not believe I mated the parts of the assembly together. I moved them until they were where I wanted and used the 'fix' command to ensure that they did not move.

Please let me know if this helps you.
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ZaxCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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JoeCoool Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:bow:
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YoungKidHeart Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD
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JoeCoool Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hehe, no problem :D Do you use SolidWorks?
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YoungKidHeart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
nope.. lol idk what that is =]
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Yellow-Fish Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
the chain must've been a bitch to make=P
a few bits of advice: round off all corners and turn on perspective when you render(or edit the camera).

nice and clear tutorial though=)
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JoeCoool Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, I did this really early in my SolidWorks career, so I didn't know better XD
But thanks for the advice! I take it you use SW too?
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Yellow-Fish Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
yeah i use SW too, but i don't really use deviantart anymore.
i looked at your other solidworks stuff, pretty neat, very technically detailed!
i use SW mostly for the rendering, rather than technical stuff(which it's actually meant for).
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FlyingSoldier Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
that's so awesome 0w0 were did u got the original dimensions of the keyblade? i was more curious for the oathkeeper blade, or the oblivion blade. but reaaly, congratulations =D top 5
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JoeCoool Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I don't have any actual dimensions; I just looked at another deviation and copied the shape to the best of my abilities.
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mahlenneth Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool *o*
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JoeCoool Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, glad you like it!
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Emb0 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This is awesome :D I've been looking out how to make a chain in solidworks I'll try it out your way and see how it goes. Thanks! :)
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VixenTFox Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
WOW AWESOME-SAUCE!
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JoeCoool Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Hehe, thanks! I'm glad you like it!
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VixenTFox Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
:D You're welcome.
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reaperofsouls18 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
cool!
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JoeCoool Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Glad you like it!
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reaperofsouls18 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
yea it was good an nice detail as well
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