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How To Use Simple Sand Art to Create Otherwordly Landscapes on Screen

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Sure, sand art is amusing—and maybe even mesmerizing for a few minutes. But the DIY effects wizards at Shanks FX have a new video showing how sand art can be used to mimic dramatic landscapes on film—like an evening sandstorm on Mars.

As Shanks FX shows in this new video, you can add new backgrounds and lights to the frame to manipulate the optics, while the combination of liquid, sand, and air is another way to mimic environmental phenomena like snow or dust. The video demo was filmed at a resolution of 4096x2160 at 60fps, so be sure to watch in 2160p 4k on full screen to get the full effect.

[Shanks FX]