Maxwell was crashing Form.z 8.5 constantly whenever I tried to use Translate Shaded Best Match on my material palette. Mostly when I hit the preview button to see the end result in my material palette. So i did the following:
Updated to Form.z 8.5.1
Updated to Maxwell 126.96.36.199
Updated to maxwell plug in 188.8.131.52
Same issue applies. Set up my material in Form.z as I like it. Usually by assigning Plastic as my material hint with a varying degree of specular reflection. Hit Maxwell Material button in material tab to adjust it to see if I can get Best Match. Hit preview button. CRASH every time! Very consistent.
Once Again, I am under a deadline because I actually work for a living. So I am again reverting back to version 8.0.2 to see if I can get back to something that I can use right now. If not then it is back to Form.z 6.7 and Renderzone to get my clients something they can present immediately. When I bid a project I do not usually factor in the possibility that I will waste 10 to 20 hours of troubleshooting software incompatibility. 20 years ago maybe but not now.