Platform Modeling Course

Modeling made easy, for all skill levels.

Instructed by Sarah Durnez

3D Modeling Course


The new Platform Modeling Course, has gone through a full overhaul!!  It has graduated from a mini course with weekly calls, to a full on self-paced course, that will always be open for access.  All new content, with MORE videos of the details you need to model your own furniture.  Also included are all the Zoom calls from the first two cycles, it's an added bonus to see how previous students worked through modeling.  


Using SketchUp Pro with the help of some free plugins, this course is perfect for all SketchUp skill levels.  A full section on intro to SketchUp will get you confidant with the program and launch you on a new path of modeling.  This course is a must for anyone looking to level up their rendering game!    



SketchUp Pro, & The eDesign Platform


*Required Capstone Assessment for Certification. 



Zoom Calls

  • Cycle One Zoom Calls

    • Week 2

    • Week 3

    • Week 4

    • Week 5

  • Cycle Two Zoom Calls

    • Week 2

    • Week 3

    • Week 4

    • Week 5

Intro to SketchUp

  • Intro to SketchUp Video

  • Large Tool Pallet 


  • Plugin Download Worksheet

  • Installing Plugins

    • Part 1 Video

    • Part 2 Video

    • Part 3 Video

For MAC Users 

  • Adding Extensions to Toolbar

  • Adding Materials 
  • Applying Materials 

Material Setup

  • Basic Material Setup for All Models 


  • Basic Rugs

  • Rugs with Fringe 

  • Round Rugs

  • HOH Rugs

Art / Mirrors 

  • Mirror Wrapped Canvas

  • Framed Art

  • Starburst Mirrors

  • Mirrors Linear Shapes

  • Mirrors Organic Shapes 


  • Sourcing Pillow Models 

  • Applying Materials to Pillows


  • Table Lamps

  • Sconce 1
  • Chandelier 1


  • Bookcase

  • Console
  • Side Table 1
  • Desk 1
  • Dining Table


  • Chairs Tapered Legs

  • Chairs Nailheads 
  • Chairs Slipcovered 


  • Sofas Welting

  • Sofas Rolled Arm


  • Upholstered Bed 1


  • Certification Checklist

  • Certification Upgrade 



Sarah Durnez

I'm Sarah Durnez founder of Loft Design, and Director of 3D Modeling for the eDesign Platform.


I started my DVA journey 10 years ago, long before there was even a name for it, or even a community to support it.  With the influx of virtual services, and design, it's only natural there would be an increase in demand for Design Virtual Assistants.  


Outsourcing has never been more on trend than it is right now, and most designers are unaware of the hidden asset they have in a skillset that another designer would find value in.  Assisting designers in finding their own "secret sauce" to add additional income or to even transition their business into an area that they find more rewarding, is the stuff that gives me all the good feels. 


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