Node based materials are in full swing even before 2.42 is released and already there is some amzaing work being done. But after finding this old timer of a tutorial, we thought a beginner level material tutorial was due to go over a very basic material concept in Blender. Having multiple materials on the same mesh.
Yes, this has been around for a long time, but I'm sure someone will benefit from this since there are several new Blender users that have found their way to BlenderNation. Of course, I used the much debated XviD codec (I already have the list in my head of those that will chastise me for using it :).
You can find the video here: Material Indices-XviD.avi (11.2 MB 4:11 minutes @ 1024x768 res). Remember to Right Click and Save As!