I am following this particle explosion tutorial https://youtu.be/29yfS-icS3M and for some reason instead of looking nice and billowy and realistic, it looks like a bunch of floating chunks. My theory is that the smoke is not rendering but I may be wrong. also, I would like to go about this the way the maker of the tutorial does, because I like the idea of having a lot of control over my explosion's material. My simulation:
Ok apparently I hadn't given my simulation long enough to develop; I only baked like 5 frames because the computer i had access to at the time was quite slow. It looks nice after like ten. so if anyone finds that their particle explosion looks like a bean explosion just give it time to bake and it will look great.