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Can anyone help me with quick smoke? I am still very new to blender and I am confused on how I can key frame quick smoke to start at a certain frame with the explosion I have set up.

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If you are using the mesh as the flow source, then animate the Density of the Flow object.
smoke density field
Hover over the field and press I to add a keyframe. Or RMB RMB on the field and choose Insert Keyframe.

If you are using a emitter particle system, then use the start and end time of the particle system.

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  • $\begingroup$ When keyframing the Density, will the simulation appear as if it started at the frame you keyframed it? Will you need to bake the frames before it? $\endgroup$ – Anson Savage Mar 25 '16 at 18:02

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