Attribute Error advice required

Blender 2.82 running in Win 7 Pro and I occasionally get this Error message when working with materials.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender 2.82\2.82\scripts\addons\”, line 954, in invoke

return self.execute(context)

File “C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender 2.82\2.82\scripts\addons\”, line 1017, in execute

success = matlib.apply(context)

File “C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender 2.82\2.82\scripts\addons\”, line 528, in apply

if (len(objects)==1 and

AttributeError: ‘Object’ object has no attribute ‘select’

location: :-1


All my searches result in replies re Python coding which is way out of my league! so please could anyone give me some clues as to how I might resolve this and any likely cause or cure.

So, the traceback points to the Materials Library add-on. I’m guessing you have that turned on. I guess that is the cause. If that isn’t an add-on you need to use, the fix would be to go to the add-ons section of the Preferences Editor and disable it. See this manual page about finding and enabling/disabling add-ons:

As for why you are receiving those errors, that could take a bit more troubleshooting. I’d try to reach out on this Blenderartists page for reporting errors:

The developer’s site for the add-on is here:

Thank You Hunkadoodle for troubling to reply and here is what I have just posted on the PCLinuxOS forum where I also asked the same question.

Just about to mark this as solved and saw your reply, Thank you :)
I had a reply from the BA forum this morning which said much the same thing and I spent yesterday digging deeper by transferring my Blender files to PCLinuxOS and then I managed myself to trace the problem to the Materials Library ‘add on’.
The error caused partly by my own lack of experience but may also have been caused by a day of fluctuating power cuts about 2 weeks ago which definitely damaged my workstation PSU and possibly one of the graphics cards.
I have been running Blender in Windows because it performs better! PCLOS either uses more memory or utilises CPU and GPU in a different way and I have no control over this in Linux whereas in Win 7 I have full control, however, a refurbished Workstation will soon be on it’s way (from and this upgrade will certainly allow me to run Blender in PCLinuxOS yet again whereupon I shall be a happy fellow.

Thanks again Hunkadoodle.

I’m glad you were able to figure out a way ahead!