banksta, I use Maxwell and it appears that your camera is not focusing on the object. In the HUD display you have that option turned on, if you make it active will show you the distance to the object. Make sure that you Maxwell camera is set to the distance to focus to. I found that to be the thing that frustrated me about Maxwell when I first started. I may be wrong, but I think I see that happening with yours. And 12 to 18 hours with Maxwell is not uncommon.
Challenge me and I will try. Because If I should fail, failure also has a prize (Knowledge).