I just put some new or refurbished UE3 material tutorials up for those who want to start preparing for UT3 already.
http://book.hourences.com/tutorialsue3mated.htm - Basic introduction to the material editor and some simple examples
http://book.hourences.com/tutorialsue3mated2.htm - More basic examples
http://book.hourences.com/tutorialsue3mated3.htm - Slightly more complex examples.
http://book.hourences.com/tutorialsu...xpressions.htm - List of all available material expressions and their use
http://book.hourences.com/tutorialsue3water.htm - advanced material tutorial on how to create a large outdoor watersurface
http://book.hourences.com/tutorialsue3water2.htm - likewise, but this time on how to create a small indoor watersurface
Result from one of the tutorials : http://book.hourences.com/tutorialim...ter/final1.jpg