I hate the SMOKE! Any advise?
Not unless you care to share what it is specifically you hate about it. Do you not like the color? The amount? What?
I find it somewhat liberating not to be encumbered by accuracy.
Looks like you have blur on the smoke and it’s blurring what’s behind it too. That may not be noticable in a fast moving video.
You could try a emitting a fog primitive without blur instead but it could take some experimentation.
UHHHH a fog as an emitter got to try that!
Also and I thought this had been fixed, it look like if you have ONE object that has a BLUR that intersects with another object with a blur they cancel one another OUT where they intersect!