Upgrade Vasco da Gama 12 HD Ultimate

Item number: VDG1158

Upgrade to Vasco da Gama 12 HD Ultimate

Suitable for the previous versions:
Vasco da Gama 8 HD Ultimate
Vasco da Gama 9 HD Ultimate
Vasco da Gama 10 HD Ultimate
Vasco da Gama 11 HD Ultimate

Not suitable for versions of Vasco da Gama HDPro, Vasco da Gama Advanced or Vasco da Gama Essential!


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Vasco da Gama 12 HD Ultimate: Absolutely top-class route animation with many extras


Vasco da Gama 12 HD Ultimate includes Vasco da Gama 12 HD Professional and the newest version of the object & map packages:


  • Airplanes and Airline Companies (Version 3)
  • Ships and Boats 2
  • Sights 7 - Europe
  • Sights 7 - North America
  • Sights 7 - Asia
  • Sights 7 - Amérique latine, Moyen-Orient, Afrique
  • Wild animals of the world
  • Cartoons 2
  • Airports Germany
  • Earth Maps Adventure
  • Earth Maps Aesthetic
  • Earth Maps Classic
  • plus 2 bonus maps of the Moon and Mars

Vasco da Gama 12 - Simply beautiful travel routes

Experience the new possibilities of Vasco da Gama 12 and easily create beautiful travel animations. Start at dawn with a motorhome in Hamburg, see the sights of Paris, drive into the sunset to Barcelona and fly from there again towards the sun... Just beautiful!


New: Quick & Easy Assist 3 - Create beautiful travel animations quickly and easily


If you want to create a travel animation for your holiday movie, then Quick & Easy Assist 3 is just the thing for you. With just a few clicks you can put your route together or simply import your own GPS track. Now select your vehicle and let the journey begin. Many other new features provide you with more variety in the design, such as displaying a compass, navigation globe with position arrow, hiding and showing of text, setting stopover times, and other new features.

And if you want more, just switch to the expert mode and there are many more ways to spice up your travel movie.

New: Clouds - cheerful to cloudy

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Another visual highlight for your travel animation. Clouds are now also entering Vasco da Gama 12. You can choose from a wide range of different types, from cheerful to cloudy, but also stormy.

New: Clear pictures - better view of your most beautiful pictures


Upload your images to Vasco da Gama 12 and take advantage of the enhanced viewing experience. Your images are now always displayed in full richness, independent of light and shade, so your viewers won't miss a single detail.

New: Quiet movements
simply no hectic pace

New: Smoother camera movements
the power lies in the tranquility

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The "Calm Motion" function has been further refined and is now available in 4 levels. Decide individually to what extent the function should influence the event. The movements of the vehicles appear less hectic, creating harmonious animations. 

The "Calm Motion" function is now also available for the automatic camera modes. With just one click you can smooth choppy camera movements and create a smooth tracking shot. Your travel animations seem much more attractive.


New: GPS - Full GPS support in simple map mode

The simple map mode for flat maps now gets a big improvement. All GPS options are now also available in simple map mode. All you need for this is a geo-referenced map, e.g. from Vasco StreetMaps, then all functions such as searching for places, automatically placing sights, setting waypoints via GPS, using location display, etc., are available to you. Both map formats, WGS84 and Mercator, are of course supported.

New: Drones camera mode - tracks every move

The drone camera mode offers you exciting possibilities for the camera view. Automatic camera guidance follows every movement of your vehicle. Whether left or right, the camera adopts every change of direction. If you use the popular flight mode for your flight, the rolling movements of the aircraft are even transferred to the camera, resulting in fascinating camera movements.


New: BlueMarble 2018
Our earth in new splendor

New: National borders
water and land can now be switched on separately

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Completely new and in connection with the new clouds an absolute eye-catcher for your travel animation. The land in rich colors, the sea in dark blue with Caribbean turquoise as a highlight at the most beautiful places in the world. Of course, the new map is also available for the small navigation globe. 

Now you have the freedom to choose whether you want to display the country borders only on land or also on water.

Weitere Verbesserungen

Additional improvements and modifications


  • Improved earth atmosphere with finer nuances
  • The map import for the simple map mode has been revised

  • Additional country flags added, such as Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia

  • 3D object animations can now be switched off for hold objects and free objects

  • The standard location display (small globe) can now also be used in the simple map mode

  • Easy Assist: the compass rose can now be positioned in all 4 corners

  • Easy Assist: GPS tracks can now be imported

  • Easy Assist: All GPS functions now also available in simple map mode

Vasco da Gama 12 in practice

Create impressive animations of your travel experiences. Have you ever virtually traveled from Berlin to Shanghai? No problem with Vasco da Gama 12. You decide what the route should look like with a click of the mouse. Set several waypoints and a destination that you control step by step. Plan your bus tour throughout Germany. Zoom in on your coach as it takes you from one attraction to another. With Vasco da Gama 12 you have no limits.


Design of the route is entirely up to you. When planning a cruise, show what your dream trip should look like with high quality objects. Taking yourself into the depths of Africa for research or documentary purposes? Depict your excursion in a presentation or documentary film. With the help of Vasco da Gama 12, make sophisticated travel films for TV or lectures with an animated journey across the globe. Spice up your footage to ensure your viewers react accordingly.

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Let your dreams run wild! Model your route according to individual criteria and use numerous and versatile effects. Benefit from the real-time preview to directly and accurately make changes. Use the professional, high-resolution technology to create high quality videos. Quickly integrate your videos in common video editing systems after production! Bring your film footage together with Vasco da Gama 12 to create travel movies indistinguishable from TV productions!

64bit support - more performance, more memory, more possibilities

Thanks to 64-bit support, you can now utilize the full potential of your system and create larger and more beautiful projects for your travel animation with Vasco da Gama 12. Use detailed maps and apply even more 3D models for planning your itinerary. No more memory limit with 32Bit!


Multi-core support - use every core of your processor

Vasco da Gama 12 now distributes the work to the various cores of your processor and can thus display maps up to 2-4 times faster.


Visual Highlights - from Aesthetic to Spectacular

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Use Vasco da Gama 12 to create impressive animation effects. Emphasize the main subject stylishly and subtly using the depth-of-field effect. Or combine the effect with lens flares and scattering of the sun's rays in the Earth's atmosphere. To create stunning and emotional scenes that will get a "wow" from every viewer.

  • Completely redesigned shadow presentation, finer and more detailed shading.
  • Camera depth-of-field (DoF) for better depth perception in the film.
  • Simulation of Earth's atmosphere and ambient lighting for more realistic representation of the earth

Sun animation: even more dynamic travel animations with spectacular light and shadow interactions

Many trips last for hours or even days, and pass through different time zones. In order to make a route animation even more realistic, it makes sense to be able to specify different times of day for the different stopping points on the route. For example, you can start your trip at sunrise and travel into the evening. During the day the lights and shadows change. And that at a fast pace! A really great effect.


City lights illuminate the night


Look forward to a very special eye-catcher: you can simply switch on the city lights at night! Darken the map and illustrate your travels with extraordinary visuals. Enjoy the spectacular views as you fly over Europe at night. Just imagine this experience with the latest version of Vasco da Gama. Experience how the lights are slowly dimmed and the new day approaches at dawn. A beautiful sight that turns your animation into the perfect presentation.


Easy Flight Mode - Just one click to the flight

Create automatic launches and landings for your flight, as well as all curve and tilt movements with just one click. The Easy flight mode is available for the Easy Assist, as well as for the expert mode of Vasco da Gama 12.

Landmask map
Sharper contours between land and sea

Basic maps of the world
More details for a better travel animation

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The new map not only shows an improved contour of the landmask, but also provides more details, especially around lakes and rivers. Excellent in combination with the sun's reflection in water, the new landmask map offers significantly more impressive results. 

The new maps offer you 16 times more pixels per square kilometer and 10 times the amount of data compared to previous maps. With more details, you can now use Vasco da Gama 12 to create even more attractive travel animations.

Camera running - you're the director


Benefit from the professional camera work with which you can direct your travel videos ? down to the last detail. In Camera mode, you set the angle, zoom, and more for each of your travel projects. So you can easily view several route animations simultaneously and harmonize perfectly. Switch to a bird's eye view as you fly across the Atlantic. Zoom in close to admire the sights in the big cities. The clever timeline allows you to create clear snapshots of the camera movement ? for an excellent overview.

GPS features: Precise and detailed

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Vasco da Gama 12 offers the possibility to easily and precisely create routes from imported GPS routes. We've further improved these functionalities for you. So you can now enter GPS data manually and choose different display formats for the GPS coordinates. In addition, import options have been expanded and multi-tracks are automatically detected and summarized in one route.

Product comparison

Vasco da Gama 12 Advanced HD Professional HD Ultimate
Quickt & Easy Assist 3 YES YES YES
Depth of field effect YES YES YES
Easy flight mode (flight movements with just one click) YES YES YES
Switchable clouds YES YES YES
64Bit processor support YES YES YES
Multi-core processor support YES YES YES
Optimized display quality (latest technologies) YES YES YES
Creation of stereoscopic 3D videos YES YES YES
Drones camera work YES YES YES
Automatic camera control with camera profiles YES YES YES
Fixed camera mode for motionless cards YES YES YES
Manual camera work with keyframes YES YES YES
Placing objects and texts at checkpoints YES YES YES
Text at stopover points YES YES YES
Adjustable route color, style and width YES YES YES
3D object library approx. 350 approx. 350 approx10.000
Using your own 2D objects (images) as head objects, key objects or free objects. YES YES YES
Adding national borders YES YES YES
Save videos as Raw DV, AVI DV type 1/2, VfW, AVI (DirectShow), Windows Media Video (wmv), QuickTime (mov) and as image sequences (JPG, BMP, TGA and PPM) YES YES YES
Hide/show texts and objects at checkpoint YES YES YES
Adjustable route color, style and width YES YES YES
Acceleration and deceleration at checkpoints YES YES YES
Free positioning of text and objects YES YES YES
Different fonts can be used simultaneously YES YES YES
Integration of own photos YES YES YES
Particle animation, e.g. real smoke from steam locomotives YES YES YES
Simulation of animated turns, arrivals and departures of objects YES YES YES
Free camera movement (camera zoom, position, tilt and angle) YES YES YES
Light and shadow effects adapt to the position of the sun (the month and time can be freely selected), e.g. the sunrise or sunset YES YES YES
Add your own maps to the basic project map 1 3 3
GPS database of cities, capitals and villages 69.435 365.269 4.526.205
Alternative control dial mode YES YES YES
Quick save button for projects YES YES YES
Simple map mode YES YES YES
Enhanced map mode YES YES YES
Simple camera mode YES YES YES
Uniform timeline YES YES YES
Undo function YES YES YES
Import of GPS tracking routes (formats such as CRS, G7T, GPX, KML, TCX, OVL and others) NO YES YES
Analysis of GPS data from images, allowing for images to be placed automatically in the location where they were taken. NO YES YES
Support of High Definition Video
HDV, HDTV, 4K and Ultra HD
Start of the route with exact time data NO YES YES
Simulate up to 10 independent routes at the same time (rallies) NO YES YES
Different speeds can be set for the selected objects NO YES YES
Improved preview, i.a. the setting of mark in/out points NO YES YES
Supports ShuttlePro and compatible input devices NO YES YES
Object Package "Aircraft and Airlines 3" NO NO YES
Object Package "Ships and Boats 2" NO NO YES
Object Package "Landmarks 7 - Europe" NO NO YES
Object Package "Landmarks 7 - North America" NO NO YES
Object Package "Landmarks 7 - Asia" NO NO YES
Object Package "Landmarks 7 - Latin America, Middle East, Africa" NO NO YES
Object Package "Wildtiere" NO NO YES
Object Package "Cartoons 2" NO NO YES
Object Package "Airports Germany" NO NO YES
Earth Maps Adventure NO NO YES
Earth Maps Aesthetic NO NO YES
Earth Maps Classic NO NO YES
Bonus Map "Mond" NO NO YES
Bonus Map "Mars" NO NO YES

Note: Due to the change from Vasco da Gama 12 to 64Bit older object packages are no longer supported! Customized files for Vasco da Gama 12 are provided for all current object packages. Map packages are not affected by this and can still be used.



If you like to learn more details about Vasco Da Gama 12, we recommend to download the Manual in pdf format and have a look at it.

Document format: PDF-files
Number of pages: 217 pages

(File size:: 21 MB)

Annotation: Some images contain additional object and/or map packages or have been created with Vasco da Gama 12 HD Ultimate version of the software. These optional packages are not part of Vasco da Gama 12 Advanced or Vasco da Gama 12 HD Professional and can be purchased separately.

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  • 64Bit Prozessor with 2,4 GHz or higher
  • Microsoft® Windows 7 64Bit, Windows 8 64Bit und Windows 10 64Bit
  • 4 GByte RAM or higher
  • 12 GByte hard drive for the program installation
  • 3D Graphics card with the following minimum requirements:
    · 1GB MB RAM or more
    · Supports OpenGL 3.3 or higher
    · Supports ShaderModel 4.0 or higher
    · Supports 16 Texture mapping units or higher
  • Intel HD Graphics, Laptop, Notebooks, Netbooks or Onboard graphic chips with these minimum requirements can work, but they are not officially supported!
  • Blu-ray drive required for installation
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