Automate some actions through python?

I’m trying to do some batch converting in Blender. I’m quite new to Blender but in the need of some simple guidance :o

I’m importing an .obj file. Applying a material and a texture and then exporting again. I’ve come to importing the file and creating a new material etc but now I need to apply it to the imported object. But how do I access the object functions for the imported object?

The code I’m using now gives:

AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘setMaterials’
This is my code:

import Blender
from Blender import Scene, Object, Material
import import_obj

ob = import_obj.load_obj(’/home/arnaud/Documents/z25/bodycount/scans/Arnaud/scan

mat = Material.New(‘gezichtMat’)
mat.rgbCol = [0.8, 0.2, 0.2]


import_obj dosnt return 1 object. make a new scene for each import, then loop on its objects.
also, set the materials for the mesh, not the object
ob.getData(mesh=1).materials = [mymat]

Thnx ideasman… isn’t it possible to adapt so it does return the object it has imported? This would make better sence I reckon.