So, as I tend to start my posts, I must apologize for not being as timely and frequent as I'd like, but none the less here you are, so you either 1) forgive me or 2) just found this site and theref...
Refraction Glossiness examples
Vray glass object / Making Of 'SLS AMG' By Dai Xinqi
3ds MAX + VRay Tutorial :: Time is running Making OF COMPLETO
3DS Max Material Tutorial - Leather
Gallery of blender material reference settings.
See Autodesk 3ds Max creatives http://www.thevideographyblog.com/creatives/autodesk-3ds-max/ Tron glow Maya tutorial
water material (самый простейший для новичков так сказать)