How to Make a Great Explosion

Learn how to make a great looking explosion using Blender’s smoke simulator and particle systems.

Sorry it’s a bit long, but there was quite a lot to cover.

Here are some examples that I made using this technique:

Example 1

Example 2
You can download the final blend file here.
The car in the file is courtesy of computergeekman on BlendSwap.

Please post your results, I would love to see them!