depending on what version of alias you’re running, there are some pretty good resident shaders. Go to your control panel, the thing on right side, and set it to Visualize mode. Then use the preset environments and metallic paint shaders.
to get the chrome to look hot in Alias you really need to create an environment outside you model. For example map an image into a nurbs globe that surrounds your model that projects the colors inward onto your chrome. try to use some of the colors that you find in your model and add some flesh tones.