Today I kept trying to drag live material onto a plane, but it just wouldn't take. Finally I noticed that under system tab (I think) there is a log, and the log said that the transfers/downloads kept failing. Then somewhere else I noted that it said I was activated but in an off-line mode.
I couldn't find a button to "go on-line". My internet is via satellite and is sometimes spotty, but firefox was working fine. Anyway, I saw the button to "update" octane live box and clicked on it. Immediately everything disappeared.
I started DAZ 4.5 and for a while couldn't figure out how to get Octane to come up, but saw "open main tab" (didn't say word octane anywhere) and that brought it back up.
But it won't do anything - it says:
"please check your installation"
Note: only one Plugin or activation instance can be active at the same time!
So I'm thinking that the plugin didn't completely crash. I'll try to kill it via task manager or perhaps reboot.
Anyway, just sharing in case this behavior is helpful in some fashion...