A welcome addition to the Antics/previz armoury is the ability to import .skp from Google's Sketchup application. The latest version of Antics V3.1, just released, allows you to import models and textures into Antics in one simple step. The .skp file format joins the .3ds .fbx and .bvh which are already supported.
Sketchup is great buddy to Antics as it also features a simple yet powerful workflow and fast results. It's a 3D software tool that combines a tool-set with an intelligent drawing system, plus you can create models using real-world coordinates. Best of all, it's also free! Check out sketchup .
Another very cool feature is the Google 3d Warehouse option which is just under the import selection. If you are on-line, you will be taken direct to the 3d Warehouse via a window within Antics. Once you've found something you like, it's as simple as clicking on it, follow the prompts and BAM ! it's in your scene ready to go. The process allows you to download free content straight into the scene. (very cool )
You can find out more from the Offical Antics Blog which has also just been launched. (Thanks Gary.)