You can find a work in progress movie of Volumetric explosions here:
We are still working on the possibilies. If you split up a Michael Bay explosion in phases you can use four:
1. “Lightning” – first part over brightens the scene
2. Glow – this is the glowy part that is still white / yellowish
3. Orange glow + dark smoke
4. Lots of smoke …
We are getting better with 3 but 1 is too faint, 2 is ok and 4 is not enough.ties how to mix 2D and 3D effects … currently most of this are 3D volumetric effects.