I setup a 1.12.2 forge workspace with intellij. It works fine as running the client will open without crashing, and I can get basic items registered. However, for the life of me java just WILL NOT find the models/item/.json. The assets.modid is set correctly to the same modid as the mod itself. The lang file works too though. I still do not understand why it's giving me FileNotFoundException. I've tried everything possible but it just will not work.
I can see the items within the creative menu, however they have the missing texture purple and black squares, and attempting to access the creative tab will end up crashing the client. How in the world is it not finding these files?