I have Minecraft 1.8.1 in creative mode and I would like to make a chest open visually, using redstone or commands, without touching it.

Close vs open chest.

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    You might be able to do this by editing the tile entity data (which is NBT data).
    – MBraedley
    Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 3:00
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    @MBraedley Chest's animation is not stored in NBT, it's like the direction an enchantment table's book is facing.
    – SirBenet
    Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 13:58
  • Switch to survival/adventure mod, stand inside of nether portal block and try to open chest. It will close if you open your inventory or other containers. Also it will not keep opened when world is reloaded.
    – Q20
    Commented Dec 28, 2014 at 3:25

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Unfortunately, there is no way to do that right now. You could try a different method

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