looks awesome! one thing I don't understand is why are there 2 versions of the same logo, one in 2d and one in 3d? I see this among many logo designer and I don't understand why... sorry but I'm a noob!
One reason why there are different versions of a logo is because a 3D intense logo might not be able to be printed accurately all the time, or might not transfer well in black and white. Basically, it's a simpler logo for a simpler application.
And don't worry about asking questions; it's how you gain knowledge and get answers! Hope this helps.
thanks for the explanation! but I see this technique at other logo designers and can't find an explanation... btw my condolences... I saw the black ribbon and I'm guessing you're in mourning... am I right?