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Hi guys,


As a bit of back story I have the following path to my item and block textures and model files:

textures: assets/<modid>/textures/items/dusts/

model: assets/<modid>/models/items/dusts/


And I'm trying to attempt to use the following code to register my model files:

public void registerItem(ItemCT item) {
    Minecraft.getMinecraft().getRenderItem().getItemModelMesher().register(item, 0, new ModelResourceLocation(
        item.getUnlocalizedName().substring(5), "inventory"));


Now, in  me doing this, if I put the following in my init class:



and run the game, I get the following error:


java.io.FileNotFoundException: comtech:blockstates/dust_alkaline.json



What that is telling me is that it's trying to look in the "blockstates" directory (which I do not have). So my question is:


How do I tell forge to look in my  models/items/dusts *or* ingots *or* usables *and so on*/?


It looks as though forge places "blockstates/" into the middle of my string, so how can I do that?



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OK, I've started doing that, but I'm unable to figure out how to pass the name of my item:

ModelLoader.setCustomModelResourceLocation(item, 0,
    new ModelResourceLocation("CT:" + "models/items/dusts/" *how do I give forge my item here?*, "inventory"));


Although you said I shouldn't use unlocalized name, I did... but like this:

ModelLoader.setCustomModelResourceLocation(item, 0,
    new ModelResourceLocation("CT:" + "models/items/dusts/" + item.getUnlocalizedName().substring(5).replace("CT:", ""),


And had better success with this... The only problem with it is that I get the following:

java.lang.Exception: Could not load model definition for variant comtech:models/items/dust/dust_alkaline#inventory


What's happening with the "#inventory" as it seems to be throwing forge off, and I don't know if it's needed and don't know how to rid of it?

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OK, so I'm probably doing this wrong as its still throwing a file not found error:

[19:53:14] [Client thread/ERROR]: Model definition for location comtech:models/item/dust/dust_alkaline#inventory not found


and my file structure:

assets/comtech/models/item *changed this from "items"*/dusts/dust_alkaline.json


private static void registerItem(ItemCT item, final String itemName) {
	ModelLoader.setCustomModelResourceLocation(item, 0,
			new ModelResourceLocation(
					Reference.resource.PREFIX + "models/item/dust/" +


I put item name in there as it's only putting #inventory after the file path.

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