I use Blender mostly for 2D design and animation. I import svg vectors and spend a lot of time setting the material shading to shadeless. I was wondering is there anyway in Blender to set Shadeless as a default shading to save myself time?
This won't set a default.. IMO, storing a base shadeless material in a startup file is a good way to go, as Timaroberts suggested...
import bpy for mat in bpy.data.materials: mat.use_shadeless = True
But it will clobber all the materials in your Blend file, and make them shadeless, if they can be.