Mograph Plus posts a look at getting started with the Arnold Standard Shader in C4D. The Standard Shader in Arnold, much like any physically accurate shader, can replicate any type of material.
learn how to use Standard Arnold shader in Arnold For Cinema 4d
The shader is pretty massive, and as such is broken down into groups for diffuse, specular, reflection, refraction, etc.
The walkthrough covers diffuse, and is part of Mograph Plus’ training title, “A Comprehensive introduction to ARNOLD for Cinema 4d“. The series can get you started using Arnold in C4D, including working with shaders and more. The series runs 8 hours and 20 minutes of learning content.
Solid Angle has created a great “starter’s guide” for creating surfaces and materials in Arnold, meant as a beginners guide for the type of material effects that are possible when using the Standard shader.