Vasco da Gama 16 HD Ultimate

Item number: VdG1069

Absolutely top-class route animation with many extras

In addition to all features included in the professional version of Vasco Da Gama, which lets you create travel routes in the highest quality and HD resolution, the Ultimate Version of Vasco Da Gama also provides you with several additional object and map packages enabling you to create even more impressive route animations.

There is a huge selection of airplanes, ships, vehicles, cartoons, wildlife, as well as many other objects as 3D models available to you with HD Ultimate. So you can embellish your route animation with many details and convey the fascination of your journey.

This is the ultimate version for discerning travel route animators


399,00 €

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Vasco da Gama 16 HD Ultimate: Absolutely top-class route animation with many extras


Vasco da Gama 16 HD Ultimate includes Vasco da Gama 16 HDPro XXL and the newest version of the object & map packages:


  • 3D library with over 3.000 objects
  • 4,526,205 GPS database entries of major cities, towns and villages
  • 262,144 pixels map size for Llnd mask, night lights, city names and country borders
  • 524,288 pixel map size for mountain landscapes
  • Airplanes and Airline Companies 4
  • Ships and Boats 4
  • Vehicles 2
  • Wild animals of the world
  • Cartoons 3
  • Airports Germany
  • Earth Maps Adventure
  • Earth Maps Aesthetic
  • Earth Maps Classic
  • plus 2 bonus maps of the Moon and Mars

Vasco da Gama 16 - Simply create beautiful route animations
For all globetrotters, travel filmmakers and world travelers

Whether it's a trip around the world, a family vacation or a road trip across Germany - with Vasco da Gama 16, there are no limits to the design of your route animation. Review your journey and capture the most beautiful moments. Document your experiences for eternity with Vasco da Gama 16. Generate your trip comfortably and intuitively! Use Vasco da Gama 16's automatic features to create a spectacular route animation with just a few clicks, or use Vasco da Gama 16's creative capabilities and create unique masterpieces. Either way, you'll captivate viewers and make for an impressive movie night.


Customize your itinerary individually according to your wishes. With high-quality objects and animations, we offer you an incredible range of possibilities in the creation of your route animation. Be it a jeep safari through Africa, or a business trip to New York? Breathe life into your footage and delight your viewers with spectacular route animations of your trip.

Outstanding 3D elements ensure a vivid and appealing route design. Hundreds of objects (vehicles, monuments, buildings) give your tour that certain something. Show how you crossed the Atlantic with the luxury liner. Document your grueling ride from the airport to the hotel. Illustrate carriage rides as well as your personal camping trip with the whole family.

Create More Beautiful Mountain Landscapes with Vasco da Gama 16 HD Ultimate

Mountains L10

Vasco da Gama 16 HD Ultimate

Mountains L7

Vasco da Gama 16 HD Professional

For the mountains alone, Vasco da Gama 16 HD Ultimate has an incredible 9.985 MB of altitude data available to create detailed mountain landscapes. On the other hand, Vasco da Gama 16 HDPro only has 222 MB of height data available. With more details in your route animations, you'll impress your viewers.

Larger GPS Database
in Vasco da Gama 16 HD Ultimate

Finer Sketching of the Land Mask and Night Lights
in Vasco da Gama 16 HD Ultimate

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The GPS database contains 4,526,205 entries for major cities, towns and villages. This is more than 12 times more than Vasco da Gama 16 HDPro. The larger GPS database helps you to find any hidden place.

With the higher resolution of the land mask, you can achieve a clean separation between water and land. This is an important detail, especially in connection with the new sea waves. The night lights are now also available in a higher resolution and let the night lights appear more beautiful and more detailed.

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

New: Land in sight - Use land masks created with Vasco StreetMaps

FlyInFlyOut 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 16 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.

New: SatMapPro 2 - The most beautiful satellite map of the whole world


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 for 1 year free of charge, therefore an internet connection is required.

New: Stage by stage - More flexibility in creating the itinerary

New: JPEG XL graphic format, highly efficient compression paired with ultra-fast speed

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With Vasco da Gama 16 you can now add or delete a new stage at any point in the itinerary. This means that you can now add more stages between already existing stages at any time, for example, to easily make a speed change. If a stage is no longer needed or has been placed in the wrong position, you can easily delete it again and, if necessary, place it in a different position. 

Vasco da Gama 16 not only uses the JPEG XL format for its own databases, but you can now also use the highly efficient graphics format to create your maps. Another special feature, the JPEG XL format also supports an alpha channel. Especially in comparison to the PNG format, you thus create significantly smaller files while retaining the alpha channel.

The highlight, JPEG XL is much faster than PNG and also supports multi-core CPUs.

New: And Action - More variety in automatic camera control


Many new presets for automatic camera guidance help you quickly create impressive route animations. The new automatic camera zoom function always selects the perfect camera section for you. Of course, individual adjustments are still possible at any time. This way, you can quickly achieve the desired result, easily and quickly create a beautiful route animation.

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

Drag & drop - simply drag and drop 3D objects

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With Vasco da Gama 16, 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.

Camera 2.0 - You are the director


Benefit from professional camera work as you direct your travel videos - with attention to the tiniest detail. In camera mode, you can adjust the view angle, zoom level and other parameters for each of your travel projects. This makes it a breeze to view several route animations simultaneously and achieve perfect synchronization. Switch to the bird's eye view while you fly over the Atlantic. Zoom all the way in to admire the city sights. Thanks to the cleverly designed timeline, you can create neat snapshots during your camera animation ensuring an excellent overview of your trip.

Route lines - footprints in the sand

Istallation - now sooooo much faster!!!

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Vasco da Gama 16 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. 

Many other new features and improvements in the short overview

  • Let the earth's atmosphere now also affect objects, images, texts and the route line itself. The further to the horizon, the more the objects merge with the atmosphere. Especially in combination with the mountain landscapes, this results in fantastic visual impressions.
  • The camera previews now contain additional information in the form of small icons that indicate whether the respective camera point has a sun time and whether it is a FlyIn/FlyOut or changeable camera settings.

    • Symbol "Sun": A sun time is stored at the camera point.

    • Symbol "Camera": Camera settings can be adjusted, depending on the selected camera position.

    • Symbol "blue film flap": FlyIn/FlyOut camera point.

  • In the editor area of Vasco da Gama 16, up to 4 camera positions can now be saved (Shift-F1 to F4) and recalled (F1 to F4).
  • Vasco da Gama 16 now supports modern Intel UHD graphics chips and improved support for Parallels on Apple Mac.
  • Improved night view of objects, images, texts and route line.
  • More choice in fonts, besides TTF fonts now also OTF fonts are supported.
  • Better MultiCore support for faster loading of map tiles.
  • Faster loading of elevation data and map tiles through MultiThreading.

  • Vasco da Gama 16 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 16 to create travel movies indistinguishable from TV productions!

    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 16 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

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    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

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    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 16. 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

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    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 16 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

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    Another visual highlight for your travel animation. Clouds are now also entering Vasco da Gama 16. 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 16 on your home computer.

    Vasco da Gama 16 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 4" NO NO YES
    Object Package "Ships and Boats 4" 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 16 to 64Bit older object packages are no longer supported! Customized files for Vasco da Gama 16 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 16, 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 16 HD Ultimate version of the software. These optional packages are not part of Vasco da Gama 16 HDPro or Vasco da Gama 16 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 and Windows 11 64Bit
    • 8 GByte RAM or higher
    • 50 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 16 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.
    • Vasco da Gama 16 HD Ultimate and HDPro XXL are delivered as download or on Blu-rays! Therefore a Blu-ray drive is required to install the Blu-rays.
      For the download version no Blu-ray drive is required.
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