Ibex is a project to create a virtual reality desktop environment for use with the Oculus Rift and other HMDs.
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Hesham Wahba
MS Windows
Release date
September 3, 2012



Ibex was created as a fun project to get a working virtual reality desktop or workspace for the Oculus Rift. Currently it runs quite quickly on OS X, Microsoft Windows as well as on Linux both on a virtual machine and on a native Linux Desktop running XFCE with no other compositing windowing manager running.


Toggle Control Desktop/Move Around World: CTRL+SHIFT+G (Windows) / CTRL+SHIFT+Y (Linux) / Fn+Shift+F1 (Mac)
Look: Move Mouse
Move Forward: W
Move Backwards: S
Walk Sideways Left (Strafe Left): A/Q
Walk Sideways Right (Strafe Right): D/E
Jump: SPACE (Irrlicht renderer only)
Show FPS and Information Dialog: / (Mac Only)
Choose movies: Show info dialog with ‘/‘ then press 1 or 2 for regular or stereo movies, then navigate using arrow keys and enter to select a movie
Adjust IPD for Rift Stereo: -/+
Change Monitor Shape (Mac Only): Q

Toggle Barrel Lens Distort: B
Toggle Ground Layer: G
Toggle SBS: B followed by P (Mac Only)


In the media

Ibex is a Virtual Reality Desktop Environment for the Oculus Rift and other VR Headsets at Road To VR - Septemebr 24, 2012
Ibex Virtual Reality Desktop Environment News: Mac Beta, Windows Version Possible at Road To VR - January 18, 2013
Ibex Oculus Rift VR Desktop Environment Beta Download for Windows and Mac Road To VR - May 13, 2013

Relevant forum threads

VR/AR Windows "Desktop" development at MTBS3D
Ibex Virtual Reality Desktop Environment for HMDs at MTBS3D
ibex VR Desktop at the Oculus Developer Forums
Ibex — virtual reality desktop for the Rift at the unofficial Oculus Rift forum

External links

Official website
Project page at Bitbucket