Upgrade Vasco da Gama 17 HD Professional

Item number: VDG3351

Upgrade to Vasco da Gama 17 HD Professional

Suitable for all previous versions of Vasco da Gama


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Vasco da Gama 17 - Your journey, your adventure
For dreamers, explorers and adventurers

Imagine you are standing in a place that reflects the world in all its splendor. The earth spreads out before you like a blank page, ready to be filled with your travels and adventures. Whether you're traveling around the world, exploring the wonders of family vacations or on an epic journey across Germany, Vasco da Gama 17 gives you the opportunity to capture your experiences in breathtaking route animations. Let us capture your stories for eternity.

The world opens up before you and your adventure begins. Dive into the vastness of the oceans, follow in the footsteps of ancient explorers and document your own exploits. Vasco da Gama 17 allows you to record your travels in a simple and intuitive way. Use the automatic functions to create captivating route animations in no time at all, or dive deep into the creative possibilities of Vasco da Gama 17 and create unique masterpieces. No matter which path you choose, your viewers will be part of your adventures and impressed by a movie night that celebrates you and your travels.


Every route is an adventure and you have the freedom to customize your itinerary. With high-quality objects and animations, the possibilities are endless. Whether you're going on a safari through Africa or on a business trip to New York, bring your travel experiences to life and inspire your audience with route animations that show your journeys as you experience them.

First-class 3D elements add depth and vividness to your story. Hundreds of objects - from vehicles to monuments to buildings - give your tour that certain something. Show how you crossed the Atlantic on a luxury liner, document the arduous journey from the airport to the hotel, or illustrate carriage rides and camping trips with the whole family. Your journey will come to life as if your viewers were part of this incredible adventure themselves.

New: Revolutionary object tracking: Always at the center of the action

Camera viewpoint on the airplane

Camera viewpoint on the route line

Our latest innovation allows you to automatically direct the camera focus to the object you want. Decide for yourself whether the camera should continue to focus on the route line or now on the selected vehicle. This function gives you full control over where your viewers' attention is directed. Whether plane, car or ship - with this technology you can always keep an eye on your favorite object.

New: Country flags as a visual highlight: your travels in the spotlight

With our new function, you can choose from a selection of 150 country flags and place them as an exciting overlay on your vacation destination. The possibilities are endless and particularly impressive in combination with our beautiful fly-in/out effects. Start your journey from outer space and zoom in on the bright blue earth - highlighting your vacation country with the matching country flag. You have full control as you can set the transparency individually and fade the flags in and out depending on the camera zoom.

New: Mountain landscapes more impressive than ever: Extended height accentuation

With Vasco da Gama 17, you can now showcase mountain landscapes even more impressively. Increase heights by up to a staggering 400% so that the contours of the mountains remain visible even from a distance, giving your travel videos an impressive plasticity. Thanks to our brand new height calculation, previous annoying gaps are a thing of the past and you can achieve impressive results in any situation.

New: Graphic highlights: city names, country borders, city lights and land mask

Border and Citynames Citylights

Immerse yourself in our freshly designed layers that take city names, country borders, city lights and the land mask to a whole new level. Thin lines accentuate the country borders, while city lights shine with even more detail. We also offer two exciting variants for displaying city names. Our land mask is up to date and depending on your selection, all layers up to level 10 are available. Give your route animations that certain something with these sophisticated improvements.

New: Focus point: perfect overview with just one click


If you appreciate manual camera control to keep an eye on every detail, you will no doubt be familiar with the problem of losing focus from time to time. But now there's a solution - with just one click, you can automatically guide the camera back to the action. This smart function is your secret weapon for always keeping the perfect focus point and avoiding the annoying search for it.

New: More flexibility with camera focal lengths: Capture all the details

New: Horizons for your creativity: MP4 format for limitless possibilities

Brennweite performancemode

We've all been there: you want to take a photo, but the camera doesn't capture the whole picture. There's not enough space to the left and right. Fortunately, there is a solution: simply switch to wide angle and see how the lost details reappear. With Vasco da Gama 17, you now have full control with a variety of different camera focal lengths that expand your creative possibilities. Especially at close range, you can integrate important details into your camera image. 

With Vasco da Gama 17, you can now create route animations in the extremely popular MP4 format. Choose between the tried-and-tested MPEG4 codec and the modern H.264 format to suit your taste. This makes integrating your travel videos into popular video editing programs easier than ever before. Easily create exciting route animations that will captivate your viewers.

New: Extended perspectives: Maximum vision and creativity

Max editor

With our new update, we have expanded the editor area to its full width, giving you even more room for your ideas. This allows you to edit routes and place text and objects without restrictions. No space remains unused, use the full resolution of your monitor. In the main settings, you can choose between the classic view and the full width at any time, depending on what best suits your creative workflow.

Fly In and Fly Out - Spectacular tracking shots with just one click

Land in sight - Use land masks created with Vasco StreetMaps

Hamburg Landmaske

Before the actual travel route starts, quickly set a breathtaking tracking shot at the starting point and a monumental end credits at the end. No problem, choose with just one click from 23 fly in/fly out animations. Whether it's a spinning globe, impressive camera zooms or wacky tracking shots, every taste is catered for. The Fly In/Fly Out animations are also ideal for displaying text in the opening or closing credits.

The flat map mode has also been thought of, here you have 18 Fly In/Fly Out animations each at your disposal. 

Vasco da Gama 17 now supports importing your own land masks. You like to work with detail maps, such as city maps, and want a more precise separation between land and water for the representation of water waves. Now you can import a map for the land mask in addition to the detail map and thus display the water areas exactly without the water waves spilling over the land.

SatMapPro 2
The most beautiful satellite map of the whole world

Experience the world in a new light
Shiny Earth Maps let your route animations shine!

SatMapPro 2 is our most beautiful satellite map and shows the world as you hardly ever see it: Cloudless and clear. We have removed all disturbing factors, like clouds, condensation trails of airplanes or color distortions in an elaborate process. Unlike satellite maps from the Internet, with SatMapPro 2 you do not get a patchwork quilt, but a harmonious representation of the whole world. The SatMapPro 2 satellite map is available online free of charge until 31.12.2024, all you need is an active Internet connection. 

Experience the fascination of our Shiny Earth Maps and see for yourself - free of charge until 31.03.2024. All you need to use Shiny Earth Maps is an active internet connection. Take this opportunity and experience the fascinating world of Shiny Earth Maps - your source for breathtaking route animations with Vasco da Gama!

Discover more. Experience more. With Shiny Earth Maps.

Ready-to-use maps - now also with maps for flat map mode

Drag & drop - simply drag and drop 3D objects

RTU_Collage dragdropmode

With Vasco da Gama 17, in addition to the well-known world maps for the globe view, you now also get ready-made maps for the flat map mode. Get started right away and design your travel routes with our beautiful ready-to-use maps. Balanced colors and attention to detail on the essentials. 

Design the surroundings of your travel route in no time at all. With the new drag & drop mode, you simply drag the desired 3D objects onto the map. And you can do it in a jiffy, without having to switch to the object selection every time. In addition, you can conveniently adjust the size and orientation of the objects with the mouse. For example, you can create entire forest landscapes in a fraction of the time.

Vasco da Gama 17 in practice


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 17 to create travel movies indistinguishable from TV productions!

Route lines - footprints in the sand

Istallation - now sooooo much faster!!!

spurenimsand fastspeed

Vasco da Gama 17 offers you many new route line options. Enhance your route animation, for example, with footprints in the sand or shoeprints in the city park. If you are traveling by car, display the route line as roads. Do you like to travel by train? No problem, display railroad tracks. More variety and more design options when illustrating travel routes. 

The installation routines have also been completely revised and perfected in many places. In addition to reducing the number of files to be installed, the new technology for unpacking the data plays a particularly important role. For the first time, we are using multi-threading functions for unpacking, which means that the data can be processed much faster. The installation time is thereby reduced to a fraction of the previous time. 

Other new features and improvements in the short overview

  • New: Creative freedom: map effects according to your wishes

    Our advanced settings for showing and hiding maps take your creativity to the next level. In addition to the tried and tested options, you can now also set the maximum transparency of the maps. Whether permanently or as a maximum value when fading in - you are in control. Create unique map combinations and generate completely new visual variations. Especially in combination with our new country flags, exciting possibilities open up. An opacity of 50%, for example, allows the map contours to shine through the country flag, leading to impressive results.
  • New: Intelligence in the service of creativity: resource-saving and lightning-fast

    Our latest version is smarter than ever. Clever calculations now only generate map tiles that actually bring about visible changes. The result? You save valuable memory space and experience faster editing speeds at the same time.

Clouds - individual height adjustment

Ocean waves - With many new setting options

wolken3 waves

What counts for ocean waves also applies to the clouds. Individual settings for cloud height, wind direction, wind strength and cloud type offer you a wide range of design options. Take off with the plane below the clouds, when you reach the flight altitude you break through the cloud cover and fly towards your travel destination in the bright sunshine. 

One of the great highlights of Vasco da Gama are the ocean waves. Vasco da Gama 17 now offers you many new, individual options for adapting the display. Adjust the wave height or wave direction to get the effect you want. You can also turn the reflections on the water on or off according to your personal preferences. 

Suntime - dynamic sun setting with just a few clicks


You keep every moment of the scene in view and thus enjoy working with many camera angles. With the new function for dynamic sun setting, you can only select the respective time of day at key positions; the times of day are calculated automatically for all other camera points. No more cumbersome adjustments at many camera points is required. In this way you get a spectacular course of the sun in your travel film with just a few settings.

Easy motorcycle mode - with the best position in every curve

Flight Mode - Take off, fly, land, all with one click

motorrad flugmodus

The popular Easy flight mode now has a counterpart. Easy motorcycle mode is intended for all motorcycle fans who enjoy an inclined position when cornering. Just one click and the motorcycle automatically leans into every curve. What fun! And of course it's also suited for bicycles. 

Create automatic takeoffs and landings for your flight, as well as all curve and tilt movements with just one click. Based on the route, the altitude is automatically calculated, and this can be easily adjusted if necessary. 

Atmosphere - Rich, beautiful colors from dawn to sunset

Sunset 4

You can see the Earth in its most beautiful colors, especially in connection with the new BlueMarble card. The sea in fantastic blue tones, the sunset in beautiful orange tones. Experience beautiful mountain landscapes in the evenings.

Picturesque mountain landscapes - beautiful and impressive

Berge 3 Berge 4

As desired by many of our customers, you can now create fascinating mountain landscapes with Vasco da Gama 17. The route animation gains more depth and dynamism as your journey by plane glides over breathtaking mountain ranges.

Ocean waves - every wave a pleasure

Unique reflections - that's what makes the sea special

OceanWaves2 OceanWaves

The waves and the radiant sea are your companions on every cruise across it. Your route animation becomes a feast for the eyes, as your ship sails over the oceans, the waves move up and down and the glistening sun makes the sea sparkle. 

Another highlight of Vasco da Gama 17 are the reflections of clouds, vehicles, airplanes, ships, mountain landscapes and also texts on the sea surface. This will make your travel animations even more realistic.

Quick & Easy Assist - 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.

Clouds - cheerful to cloudy

Clouds europe_at_night

Another visual highlight for your travel animation. Clouds are now also entering Vasco da Gama 17. You can choose from a wide range of different types, from cheerful to cloudy, but also stormy.

Quiet movements
simply no hectic pace

Smoother camera movements
the power lies in the tranquility

langsam Camera

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.

Range of Features at a Glance

Over the years, Vasco da Gama has been continuously optimized and expanded, so that it meanwhile a large number of features are available with Vasco da Gama 17 on your home computer.

Vasco da Gama 17 HDPro HDPro XXL 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
3D mountain landscapes YES YES YES
Simulation of ocean waves with solar reflections YES YES YES
Reflections of objects, texts and mountain landscapes on the sea 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
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
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) YES YES YES
Analysis of GPS data from images, allowing for images to be placed automatically in the location where they were taken. YES YES YES
Support of High Definition Video
HDV, HDTV, 4K and Ultra HD
Start of the route with exact time data YES YES YES
Simulate up to 10 independent routes at the same time (rallies) YES YES YES
Different speeds can be set for the selected objects YES YES YES
Improved preview, i.a. the setting of mark in/out points YES YES YES
3 basic world maps (Blue Marble, Classic Sat and Classic Earth YES YES YES
Library with 3D objects approx. 350 approx. 350 over 3.000
Number of GPS database entries of cities, capitals and villages 365.269 4.526.205 4.526.205
Degree of detail (map size in pixels) for land mask, night lights, city names and country borders 65.536
(0.26 GB)
(1.81 GB)
(1.81 GB)
Degree of detail (map size in pixels) for mountain landscape 65.536
(0.22 GB)
(9.75 GB)
(9.75 GB)
Object Package "Aircraft and Airlines 5" NO NO YES
Object Package "Ships and Boats 5" NO NO YES
Object Package "Vehicles 2" 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 17 to 64Bit older object packages are no longer supported! Customized files for Vasco da Gama 17 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 17, we recommend to download the Manual in pdf format and have a look at it.

Document format: PDF-files
Number of pages: 222 pages

(File size: 9 MB)

Annotation: Some images contain additional object and/or map packages or have been created with Vasco da Gama 17 HD Ultimate version of the software. These optional packages are not part of Vasco da Gama 17 HDPro or Vasco da Gama 17 HDPro XXL and can be purchased separately.

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  • 64Bit Prozessor with 2,4 GHz or higher
  • Microsoft® Windows 7 64Bit, Windows 8 64Bit, Windows 10 64Bit und Windows 11 64Bit
  • 8 GByte RAM or higher
  • 12 GByte hard drive for the program installation
  • 3D Graphics card with the following minimum requirements:
    · 2 GB MB RAM or more
    · Supports OpenGL 3.3 or higher
    · Supports ShaderModel 4.0 or higher
    · Supports 24 Texture mapping units or higher
  • You need an NVIDIA Geforce, AMD Radeon or Intel UHD graphics card, it should have the latest graphics card drivers from the manufacturer and not be older than 6 years.
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