Ruins riseing from sand


I’m doing a movie where I will be in need of some help with some sand animation.
I want a circle to rise from the sand. the idea is simple but… how?

I want the sand to glide off the circle, so that the circle can be seen riseing. Is a fluid sim. or partical with some explosion mod. the way to go?

Thanks for helping tips.


I’m thinking that fluid might be better suited but I could be wrong if you can’t get fluid to work then try just particles